9-5-11: Across the Divide — Eddie Bartee
This story was originally broadcast on Seprember 16th, 2009
Eddie Bartee, Sr. worked at the steel factory at Sparrows Point for over 42 years. He was a union leader for many of those years and, as an African-American worker, was on the frontlines of the consent decree that integrated the factory on the heels of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the first story in our series “Across the Divide: Stories of Race in Baltimore,” Bartee tells a story about the first day the consent decree went into effect.