Locust Point

The American immigrant experience circa 1900 in the nation’s second-largest immigration point, after Ellis Island, is examined.

Premiere Date
April 1, 1997
30 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call

John Bright Mann

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The Film

Baltimore’s Locust Point was second only to Ellis Island as this country’s largest port of immigration in the early 1900s. Using archival and reenactment footage woven together with the words, fragmented memories, and anecdotes of immigrants themselves, Locust Point recreates a glimpse of the American immigrant experience in a bustling industrial city.