Black History

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 1880s.

Six black schools are still there. 

Stand in the Place.

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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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Where the Dead Rise Up

Where the Dead Rise Up

You might not see them from the road. You have to stop and get out. Walk around for a closer look. Crypts floating to the surface.

This is St. Paul AME Church. It’s one of dozens of segregated black churches that organized in Caroline County and throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland after 1865.

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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

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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First woman President of NAACP got her start in Denton

First woman President of NAACP got her start in Denton

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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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