Movement Against Destruction Records Edit


R0062 MAD


  • 1968 – 1988 (Creation)


  • 9 Linear Feet (Whole)


  • Scope and Contents

    Publications, minutes, correspondence, legal briefs, newspaper clippings, press releases, newsletters, brochures and reports.

  • Historical Note

    The Movement Against Destruction (MAD) was founded in August of 1968 as a coalition of 25 neighborhood and community groups. The goal of the organization was to prevent further construction of expressways into the city of Baltimore. In place of the new highways, MAD proposed that highway funds be used to restore damaged neighborhoods. Additionally, the group demanded that impacted neighborhoods be given representation in transportation planning. MAD was led by community leaders, including George and Carolyn Tyson, Barbara Mikulski, Walter Orlinsky, Norman Reeves, and Parren Mitchell. The group's greatest period of activity was the early 1970s.

  • Custodial History

    The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by George and Carolyn Tyson on March 6, 1996.

  • Accessing Digital Objects

    Digital copies of items in this collection can be found under the “Components” section below. Locate records either by browsing through the “Record Tree” or by using the “Search Components” function.

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