African-American History & Culture

Culture shapes lives. 

“There were no African Americans before the Transatlantic Slave Trade. A new culture emerged out of the trauma of that history and through traditions made and remade on new shores. This self-creation is everywhere in the day-to- day lives of African Americans. It’s in the food eaten, the languages spoken, the art created, and many other forms of cultural expression. Held within and passed through families and communities, African American culture reflects beliefs, informs behavior, fosters creativity, and most of all, sustains the spirit during times of overwhelming adversity.”  – National Museum of African-American History & Culture

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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First woman President of NAACP got her start in Denton

First woman President of NAACP got her start in Denton

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Helicopter Flyover:  Historic sites of segregated black schools, 1875-1900

Helicopter Flyover: Historic sites of segregated black schools, 1875-1900

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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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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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A Veteran’s Day salute to Cpl Wm. H. Carney, 38th US Colored Troops

A Veteran’s Day salute to Cpl Wm. H. Carney, 38th US Colored Troops

Union Church is located a few miles northwest of Greensboro, MD. A grave marker still stands a few yards from the church door. The name on the stone is faded but still legible:
CORPL
Wm. H. Carney
Co I
38 U.S. C.I.

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I walked 16 miles home to Tuckahoe

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Who made you free?

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