Black History

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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War Heroes

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Courageous Women

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

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

Rosetta Douglass Sprague wrote in the memoir about her mother, Anna Murray Douglass, that young Frederick Bailey “gave his heart” to Anna Murray, and she “sympathized with him and she devoted all her energies to assist him” to escape slavery in Baltimore. Why Anna Murray? Because she was the girl from down home in Tuckahoe Neck.

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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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Meet the young black woman from Tuckahoe Neck who helped Frederick Douglass escape

Meet the young black woman from Tuckahoe Neck who helped Frederick Douglass escape

Their daughter Rosetta reminded those who admired her father:

“The story of Frederick Douglass’ hopes and aspirations and longing desire for freedom … was a story made possible by the unswerving loyalty of Anna Murray.”

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Everyday Citizens

Captains of the Wheeler Steamboat Line

Captains of the Wheeler Steamboat Line

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C.C. Wheeler’s Steamboats on the Choptank and Tuckahoe

C.C. Wheeler’s Steamboats on the Choptank and Tuckahoe

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Your local blacksmith:  Not on Angie’s List

Your local blacksmith: Not on Angie’s List

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