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Writers LIVE: Antero Pietila, The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 7:00pm

Church of the Redeemer View map Free Event

5603 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210

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Antero Pietila's new book, The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins, is a follow-up to Not in My Neighborhood. The stand-alone volume chronicles Baltimore's history from the times of Johns Hopkins, the man, and how the institutions he created impacted the city, particularly the hospital and the medical school. Hopkins did not live to see their opening; yet men at their helm created the racial geography of Baltimore as we know it.

Antero Pietila worked at The Sun for 35 years as a local reporter, correspondent in South Africa and the Soviet Union, and as a member of the editorial board. He coauthored an e-book, Race Goes To War: Ollie Stewart and the Reporting of Black Correspondents in World War II. He graduated from the School of Social Sciences in Tampere and earned his Master of Arts at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

The Ivy Bookshop will have copies of the book for sale at a book signing following the program.

Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund. 

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