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The Pennsylvania Avenue Baker: On a 'roll' to rebuild a vibrant past

Bridging the Gap
Posted at 5:00 AM, Feb 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-06 07:24:00-05

An awning and sign of what was Baltimore's Royal Theater is all that's left on Pennsylvania. The theater used to be part of a gateway of performing stages in the country for black singers and performers to test the waters before thriving in the entertainment industry.

One baker, James Hamlin, who has lived on the block his entire life wants to bring the theater back. Hamlin, who owns the Avenue Bakery on Pennsylvania Avenue, is investing money to create the 'Royal Theater Community Heritage Center.'

Bridging the Gap celebrates Black History Month by sharing the stories of Baltimore's African American history.

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