Charles “Choo” Smith

Former Harlem Globetrotter, Motivator

Experience the heritage in Baltimore.

I’ve traveled all over the world as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters, but I always came back to Baltimore. You can’t help but feel energized here. Look at our world-renowned African-American museums, filled with stories of triumph over adversity. Look at our colorful neighborhoods—the creativity in the art, the food, the culture. Baltimore is a place to learn and discover.

You owe it to yourself to visit.

See Charles “Choo” Smith's Baltimore

A former Harlem Globetrotter, Choo finds inspiration in Baltimore’s history and heritage. He is energized by the city’s patchwork of neighborhoods that cultivate a culture of art, creativity and cuisines from around the globe. He shares his love for Baltimore’s African American museums and the lessons they continue to teach us today about their journey to freedom.

A Minute with Charles “Choo” Smith

Choo, a standout with the Original Harlem Globetrotters, has literally traveled the world, playing in all 50 states and in 26 countries. But, as his basketball career wound down, he returned to his hometown of Baltimore where he could devote himself to community service, including inspiring today’s youth to reach for their dreams. He has been honored with numerous local and national awards and honors.

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Charles “Choo” Smith’s Featured Places

Baltimore National Heritage Area Trails & Tours
Inner Harbor
401 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 878-6411
Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum
Fell's Point
1417 Thames St. Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 685-0295
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
Historic Jonestown
830 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 263-1800