How the Clean Block campaign played out in the past. (AFRO file photo)
The latest incarnation of the AFRO’s Clean Block will launch on June 4 with a press conference held in front of the Baltimore AFRO at 2519 N. Charles, Baltimore, Md.
The AFRO’s Clean Block program began in 1934 as a way to beautify Baltimore and ran for several decades. As the AFRO wrote in 1968 about the kickoff of the 34th season of Clean Block, “The AFRO sponsors the campaign in the hopes that Clean Blockers will learn the value of respect for property, for one another and for the community.”
This new campaign has the support of numerous neighborhoods and Baltimore City Council members. The press conference will begin at 10 a.m. on June 4 and neighborhoods that want to participate can contact Diane Hocker, director, community & public relations for the AFRO at email@example.com or 410-554-8243.