Nations are not communities and never have been, The history of any country, presented as the history of a family, conceals fierce conflicts of interest (sometimes exploding, most often repressed) between conquerors and conquered, masters and slaves, capitalists and workers, dominators and dominated in race and sex. And in such a world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, as Albert Camus suggested, not to be on the side of the executioners.
— Howard Zinn from "A People's History of the United States of America"

In July and August of 2014, The Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture hosted a 6-week History Workshop Residency. This intensive program focused on developing a people's history of East Baltimore's Midway Community. A group of high school and college students worked with artists, researchers, organizers, community members, and local historians to uncover and present an alternative history of this unique East Baltimore neighborhood.