Black History

Historic black schools since 1870. Eight are still standing.

Historic black schools since 1870. Eight are still standing.

This month, we complete our four-year survey of historic schools in Caroline County, 1820-1960.
 
We re-discovered 23 segregated black schools built since the 1870s.

Eight black schools are still there. 

Stand in the Place.

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Leverton the Quaker and Hubbard the free black were neighbors. And secret agents.

Leverton the Quaker and Hubbard the free black were neighbors. And secret agents.

Find our how Hubbard and Leverton with worked with Harriet Tubman and others to move freedom seekers through Caroline County to safety

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“Tuckahoe” by Robert Durwood Madison

“Tuckahoe” by Robert Durwood Madison

In observance of Black History Month, we’re publishing Tuckahoe, a cycle of poems which beckon us to learn more about Frederick Douglass’s life and times – and to Stand in the Place.

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War Heroes

Haunted by the Heroes of 1776

Haunted by the Heroes of 1776

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A Veteran’s Day salute to Cpl Wm. H. Carney, 38th US Colored Troops

A Veteran’s Day salute to Cpl Wm. H. Carney, 38th US Colored Troops

Union Church is located a few miles northwest of Greensboro, MD. A grave marker still stands a few yards from the church door. The name on the stone is faded but still legible:
CORPL
Wm. H. Carney
Co I
38 U.S. C.I.

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Caroline’s other Colonel is not as Cool

Caroline’s other Colonel is not as Cool

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Courageous Women

Nettie Dean Carter – Ahead of Her Time

Nettie Dean Carter – Ahead of Her Time

In an unusual twist of fate, the Ridgely native – and prominent teacher, suffragette, and businesswoman – received more attention from the Baltimore press than from local media during her remarkable lifetime.

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The Death of 2LT Louise Hollister “Somewhere in the Pacific”

The Death of 2LT Louise Hollister “Somewhere in the Pacific”

Louise Hollister, Maryland School of Nursing, Class of 1939. Native of Hillsboro.

2LT Louise A. Hollister, RN, Army Nurse Corps, 1942-1943, was Maryland’s only Army Nurse casualty in WWII.

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The true reason why Frederick Douglass gave his heart to Anna Murray

The true reason why Frederick Douglass gave his heart to Anna Murray

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Everyday Citizens

The black blacksmith with a bellowy laugh

The black blacksmith with a bellowy laugh

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Socialist radicals on the Choptank

Socialist radicals on the Choptank

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How the Wheeler Line served the people on the Choptank and Tuckahoe Rivers

How the Wheeler Line served the people on the Choptank and Tuckahoe Rivers

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