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Honoring the 200th Birthday of Harriet Tubman

“I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive.” — Harriet Tubman to Sarah Bradford in Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, 1868. True stories of the…

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Black History 365 Collaborative

Black history and heritage are American from the ancient Olmecs to Frederick Douglass, Cynthia Abney Carter, DeJuan Gay, and beyond. African and American history are inseparably intertwined. Every month boasts of African American voices and events that changed history and continue to transform the…

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African American Watermen of the Chesapeake

Did you know that the Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States? It is a cornerstone of environmental and economic activity of the more than 18 million people living in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which stretches from Virginia and West Virginia to as far north as New York…

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Who Was Aris T. Allen?

Visitors, especially those approaching Annapolis from the north and west, are invariably told to look out for signs pointing to Aris T. Allen Boulevard, one of the two most direct routes into the city. But few ever bother to learn the story behind the name. Aris T. Allen was a Republican…

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Historic Brewer Hill Cemetery

The study of cemeteries can be a fascinating window into the history of a community. Looking into the names, dates, and inscriptions is exciting for genealogy and history buffs. Where generations of families are laid to rest, there are stories to be told. The Cemetery Brewer Hill Cemetery, the…

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Margaret Crowner's Cook Shop, Galesville's Gathering Place

The Cook Shop The year is 1941. Picture yourself seated at a long table in a lively two-room restaurant, surrounded by friends and fellow workers. The red checkered tablecloth in the longer room is set with a small flower vase and well-loved dishware. A jukebox and lunch counter fill one end…

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