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Rev. Pezavia O’Connell

Rev. Pezavia O’Connell lived in Salisbury, Maryland for a brief time, when he worked at Princess Anne Academy, now University of Maryland Eastern Shore. I ran across his name long ago when compiling a kind of directory for my book … Continue reading

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Dr. Browne’s extraordinary view of the world

Arthur D. Browne’s life was bookended by two Salisbury’s; with the North Carolina of his youth and the Maryland community on the Eastern Shore as that of his adulthood. In both places, he and/or his family experienced lynchings. While it … Continue reading

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Van Hollen Honors Eastern Shore Hero with Legislation

Why advocate for bestowing the Medal of Honor to long-deceased veterans of World War I, even if those veterans earned medals but were denied the highest honor at the time of the war? That was a century ago, right? On … Continue reading

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Curiosity of Cheltenham

Oh, I know, some will tell me, “Cheltenham is not on the Eastern Shore,” and/or, “Oh yes, it was a reform school for African American youth in Prince Georges County, changed names and ownership, and was fraught with controversy,” etc., … Continue reading

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Jopling’s Churches

If you are ever doing research on churches of Somerset County, Maryland, you might want to hunt down Churches of Somerset County, Maryland published in 2000. The book does not go into a lot of history detail of the churches … Continue reading

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1807 Runaway at Snow Hill

The business of property can be stark as related to the property of slaves. Historians are familiar with the usual evidence of people as property during the period of slavery — estate inventories, ads in newspapers for the return of … Continue reading

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Salisbury’s Famous Activist: Mary Fair Burks

Perhaps Salisbury, Maryland, ought to find a new way to honor the late Dr. Mary Fair Burks. That force of nature graced this city; she apparently graced a lot of places. A shout out to Bill Robinson of the University … Continue reading

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