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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.
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We re-discovered 23 segregated black schools built since the 1870s.

Eight black schools are still there. 

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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 out 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

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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

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

The first woman president of the NAACP, Dr. Enolia P. McMillan, started her professional career as a teacher in Caroline County in 1927, when she taught at the Denton segregated black high school.

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Everyday Citizens

Socialist radicals on the Choptank

Socialist radicals on the Choptank

Gilpin Point on the Choptank River was once the site of a colony of radical economic reformers. The small colony of “Georgists” advocated the economic philosophy of Henry George. They held property in common at Gilpin Point, called for a single-land-tax economy, and hoped to create a model utopian community on the Choptank River.

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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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Captains of the Wheeler Steamboat Line

Captains of the Wheeler Steamboat Line

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