The Unexpected Route

July 1, 2022
19 minutes

Director Marnie Hertzler, Producer Emma Hannaway

In this documentary, Senator Mikulski speaks with Dr. Hahrie Han, Director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute and Professor of Political Science, about advocacy and social change. Using her own work as a public servant fighting the installation of a sixteen-lane highway along Baltimore’s waterfront, she speaks about methods to leverage situational power to advance the common good and the importance of living the life unexpected.

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About the Road Fight

The Southeast Council Against the Road Records document the activities and organization of the community coalition in their efforts to prevent the proposed East-West Highway from routing through Baltimore neighborhoods in the 1960s and 1970.

Learn more in Baltimore: A Political History, by Matthew A. Crenson, Professor Emeritus of History from Johns Hopkins University.

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