On This Day: Free Summer Excursion Society
#OTD-August 11, 1921
100 years ago today
1921 was their #50thSeason
The Free Summer Excursion Society was founded in 1871 by John T. Ford, the theatrical manager for #FordsTheater in Baltimore and the infamous #FordsTheatre in #WashingtonDC where #AbrahamLincoln was assassinated.
The goal of the excursion society was to provide countryside trips to mothers and children in Baltimore. Certain Thursdays were designated solely for Black mothers and children.
Courtesy of the Nanny Jack & Co Archives