1974-1977: AFRAM and More
1974: Actress Alfredine Brown joins CAP and begins the expansion of the theater program, including the creation of a new theater center at Baltimore City School Number 122, Preston Street and Druid Hill Avenue.
1974: Percy Thomas creates the Free Spirit Theatre as an outgrowth of the expanding CAP dramatic arts program.
1974: Olufunmilayo Jomo starts her dance company out of the CAP Urban Youth Ballet program. The company goes on to create America’s first urban production of the Nutcracker Ballet.
1975: CAP sponsors the founding of the New Baltimore Dance Theater with Orville Johnson as artistic director.
1976: With CAP support, the first AFRAM Expo Festival is held to honor the history and culture of Black Baltimoreans and their African ancestors.
1977: CAP moves its main office to 409 North Charles Street and opens new studio and gallery space as Gallery 409.