Human beings live in Baltimore, check out these famous people from the historic city

July 29, 2019 at 12:24 pm | Opinions & Features

Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei | Contributor

July 29, 2019 at 12:24 pm | Opinions & Features

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Baltimore is the biggest city in Maryland which is historic not only for its seaport, but being the home of legendary African Americans and Fort McHenry, which is the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem.

The city was denigrated by President Donald Trump in a series of tweets that angered Americans for its vile and racist message calling it the “worst”, “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess”, “dangerous & filthy place” in the U.S.

“No human being would want to live there,” he added while attacking U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district, Elijah Cummings, for criticizing conditions of immigrants at the border.

Trump’s generalized attack on the entire city and its people is totally wrong and inaccurate as “he failed to mention Ellicott City, for example, or Baldwin or Monkton or Prettyboy, all of which are contained in the sprawling yet oddly-shaped district that runs from western Howard County to southern Harford County,” Baltimore Sun pointed out in an editorial.

“In pointing to the 7th, the president wasn’t hoping his supporters would recognize landmarks like Johns Hopkins Hospital, perhaps the nation’s leading medical center. He wasn’t conjuring images of the U.S. Social Security Administration, where they write the checks that so many retired and disabled Americans depend upon. It wasn’t about the beauty of the Inner Harbor or the proud history of Fort McHenry. And it surely wasn’t about the economic standing of a district where the median income is actually above the national average. No, he was returning to an old standby of attacking an African American lawmaker from a majority black district on the most emotional and bigoted of arguments,” it added.

Hundreds of famous people call Baltimore home including historical figures and legends such as Harriet Tubman, James Brown, Frederick Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, and Henry Blair. Below are some stars of recent times who are also from Baltimore.

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