Sep 1, 2008

Dundalk’s little parade carries big torch for labor

Rafael Alvarez - It’s only fitting that a Labor Day parade will wind its way through the streets of Dundalk, which once was a working-class stronghold in Baltimore.
Today’s parade kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Sollers Point Road entrance to Dundalk Community College, although it might be more apt to call it a march since in Baltimore you can't have a real parade without majorettes and people lining the sidewalk in lawn chairs.
But there will be a Dixieland band made up of members of the American Federation of Musicians, Local No. 40-543, whose repertoire runs more toward Louie Armstrong than Pete Seeger. Continued