Inspired by the Charm City’s potential, Shelley Halstead moved to Baltimore seven years ago and started a non-profit that transforms lives and the community. Her organization—Black Women Build Baltimore—is now on its tenth salvage project. And this time, the historic preservation is slated to become Shelley’s own home.
It’s an emotional and dusty process as the team peels back the layers of a 130-year-old rowhouse and recovers from a devastating fire. Along the way, the home’s unique story also emerges—including deep roots in the community and a connection to a Civil Rights pioneer.