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Philip J. Merrill

Philip J. Merrill is a historian, consultant, and founder and CEO of Nanny Jack & Co., LLC, an African American heritage consulting firm with thousands of artifacts from the 1700s to the present day. He served for eight seasons as an appraiser for Chesapeake Collectibles (PBS Maryland Public Television), for six seasons as an appraiser and Black Americana specialist for PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, and is an expert contributor for the Discovery Channel’s Mysteries of the Abandoned: Hidden America. His previous books include Images of America: Baltimore and the Civil Rights Movement (2023) and Images of America: Old West Baltimore (2020).

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. My family
  2. Turner Classic Movies Channel (I love old black-and-white movies)
  3. Twizzlers
  4. Colorful socks
  5. First cup of morning coffee
  6. Funky eyeglasses
  7. Apple pie
  8. Quality pair of loafers
  9. A good massage
  10. Homegrown vegetables