Getting the History Right – Tuckahoe Neck Quaker Meetinghouse

Getting the History Right – Tuckahoe Neck Quaker Meetinghouse

The roadside historical marker tells us only the basics. And some of that is wrong. Read more …

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A Short History of the Quakers in Caroline

A Short History of the Quakers in Caroline

The history of the Society of Friends (Quakers) on the Eastern Shore of Maryland goes back to 1659 when the Quakers in Talbot County established the Third Haven Meetinghouse. The first Quaker meetinghouse in what would become Caroline County was established at Marshy Creek near Preston in 1727.

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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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News went back to Caroline that I was shot and killed

News went back to Caroline that I was shot and killed

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I walked 16 miles home to Tuckahoe

I walked 16 miles home to Tuckahoe

I walked 16 miles from Easton to my father’s. I knocked at the door and said, “Who lives here?” Father answered by saying, “Who is that?”
I said, “Me.” Then mother said, “That’s Alexander”– showing a mother never forgets her child.

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Who made you free?

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There was a colored church down by the river crossing

There was a colored church down by the river crossing

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