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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How Old Black Churches Die

How Old Black Churches Die

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The Bicentennial Search for Frederick Douglass’s Birthplace

The Bicentennial Search for Frederick Douglass’s Birthplace

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Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Park and Birthplace

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The black blacksmith with a bellowy laugh

The black blacksmith with a bellowy laugh

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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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