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.