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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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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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So Long, Southern States

So Long, Southern States

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Setting Sail from Denton

Setting Sail from Denton

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I know your name but can’t recall where we met.

I know your name but can’t recall where we met.

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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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The town that sprawls across 3 counties, 2 states, and 3 centuries

The town that sprawls across 3 counties, 2 states, and 3 centuries

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1670 map of the Choptank – How good was it?

1670 map of the Choptank – How good was it?

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I knew Flora Price when she lived in Denton.  But where is she now?

I knew Flora Price when she lived in Denton. But where is she now?

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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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Haunted by the Heroes of 1776

Haunted by the Heroes of 1776

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How Old Black Churches Die

How Old Black Churches Die

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