Photo Snippet: Afro Clean Block: Young woman sitting on marble steps. Afro Clean Block was started by Ms. Frances L. Murphy I, daughter of The Afro’s founder, John H/ Murphy Sr. in 1934. Clean Block was a program created to get the children of Baltimore involved in the community during the summer. Photographer: I. Henry Phillips, Afro American Archives circa 1955.

Everyman Theatre will host a special exhibition that will take place at the theatre in conjunction with the current production of August Wilson’s “Fences.” “Within Our Gates” will examine the lives of Blacks in Baltimore from 1950 to 1965 (the time period of “Fences”) by using pictures and reprints from The Afro American Newspaper Archives.The exhibition will debut on Nov. 7 prior to World of the Play, a panel discussion series that discusses the topics and themes of the play.

The pictures and prints on display in the exhibit will include images of community and musical leaders along with everyday people from Baltimore from the 1950s and early 1960s. It will also look at the protest against the segregation of Gwynn Oak Amusement Park.

The exhibition will take place in the second floor lobby space of the theatre and will open before and after each performance of “Fences” from Nov. 7 – 22.

For more information call 410.752.2208, or visit Everyman Theatre is located at 315 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.