1970-1973: Cultural Arts Expands Throughout the City
Norman E. Ross appointed as the director of the Cultural Arts Program. Within six months, five new cultural arts centers are opened throughout Baltimore City.
May 6, 1971:
The total number of students of all ages participating in CAP programs reaches 7,000, instructed by a staff of fifteen teachers.
CAP sponsors the first Malcolm X Cultural Arts and Community Awareness Festival.
Youth summer job program called “Expanded Arts” was created, providing work in the field of various art disciplines to hundreds of students between the ages of 14 through 20.
Works by CAP students are exhibited in a “Model Cities Art” show at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Famed actors, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, conduct drama workshops for over 3,000 Baltimore students.
World famous Eleo Pomare Dance Company gives workshops for hundreds of Baltimore City school students.