|In 1997, Louis was awarded a grant of $7,000 from Baltimore County, Maryland to write his third book on three other historic African American communities in Baltimore County: Chattolanee in the Greenspring Valley, Cowdensville in Arbutus, and the Oblate Sisters of Providence, also in Arbutus. This third book was published in 1999, titled In Our Voices.
Louis is also currently gathering photographs, interviews and historical information on Lutherville, East Towson, Lutherville, Schwartz Avenue, and Granite, ; all historic African American communities in Baltimore County, for his fourth book that he hopes to have published by mid-2000. He has been awarded another $7,000 grant from Baltimore County, Maryland to write this fourth book.
Louis shares with the public a photographic display of over 2,000 photographs of Black life in Baltimore County that he has collected thus far. These were all beautifully displayed at the first, second, and third annual Baltimore County African American Cultural Festivals held in Towson, MD. He expects to increase his collection significantly in time for the fourth festival in 2000.
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