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Lawrence Jackson on the Distinction Between Home and Shelter

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FBI raids home of Riverdale Mayor Lawrence Jackson

The FBI on Tuesday raided the home of Riverdale Mayor Lawrence Jackson as part of an ongoing federal criminal investigation. The “court-authorized law enforcement activity” took place at Jackson’s small brick bungalow in the 14500 block of South Union Avenue in Riverdale. A neighbor who did not want her name used described seeing law enforcement agents entering and leaving the home with what ...
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Review: 'Shelter,' by Lawrence Jackson

——— To get from beginning to end of Lawrence Jackson's "Shelter," you'll probably need the following: a detailed map of Baltimore's neighborhoods, especially the ones bordering the sprawling campus of Johns Hopkins University, a dictionary to look up the occasional obscure or archaic word, and a great deal of patience.

Q&A with JHU prof Lawrence Jackson, author of ‘Shelter’, a collection of essays on going from West Baltimore to Homeland

When Lawrence Jackson interviewed for a position as a professor at Johns Hopkins University, he presented in a lecture hall with a portrait of a former slave owner on the wall. Jackson’s family members were some of the only Black people in attendance. He mused that his chair should have been renamed for the person that he believed was partly responsible for his consideration: Freddie Gray.


“Only two things money can’t buy/That’s true love and homegrown tomatoes/When I die don’t bury me/In a box in a cemetery/Out in the garden would be much better/I could be pushin’ up homegrown tomatoes”-Guy Clark. Dr. Lawrence Lee Jackson, 81, passed away on October 1, 2021, beside his beloved wife...