A Baltimore Woman’s Work to Preserve Space, Place, and History
by Teri Henderson
Published September 20 in Baltimore Beat
Excerpt: Baltimore native and community organizer Diamon Fisher, 26, creates spaces where Black people can reflect, reclaim joy, and deepen community bonds.
She grew up in Gwynn Oak and also spent a lot of her childhood in Superman’s, the barber shop on North Avenue owned by her father.
On August 1, Fisher joined Afro Charities as special projects and programming manager. The organization is the nonprofit arm of Baltimore’s historic AFRO American Newspaper, and is responsible for maintaining the newspaper’s 130-year-old archives, a record of Black Baltimore’s cultural past. Before joining Afro Charities, Fisher worked at Maryland Citizens For The Arts, which she credits for helping her further develop her talent for creating events.
“My work has always intentionally and unintentionally centered and amplified Black voices, Black creativity, and Black nostalgia,” she said.