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Rev. Charles Albert Tindley: “Prince of Preachers” & Composer

Delmarva Eastern Shore’s African American History is best known as the birthplace of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. But there were many more influential African Americans from the Eastern Shore.  Among them was the Rev. Charles Albert Tindley (1851-1933), often … Continue reading

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1931 – Employment

Years ago I ran across this article in the Sept. 26, 1931 Afro-American newspaper of Baltimore. How prevalent was this practice and how it was abused, I do not know. However, I am also aware of a practice in the … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass in Cambridge, Maryland

Frederick Douglass, as prominent an American historical figure as presidents and the like, must not have slept much, for he was everywhere, doing everything. The man must have known the railroads and steamships better than anybody, for he spent the … Continue reading

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History’s Conscience — No. 2 in a Series

When Historical Research Requires Confidentiality Historians conduct interviews and write about them. Authors write that history, give names, dates, places, and events, and quote their sources and provide citations. Historians collect oral histories, either as part of a larger project, … Continue reading

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History’s Conscience — No. 1 in a Series

No. 1 — Two Historians:  Lee Ann Fujii and John Muller Recently, I have been forced to re-examine issues of ethics in historical research. And I have come to understand that among the many amazingly talented historians out there, a … Continue reading

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Compelling photo: 1933 Princess Anne, MD

I recommend you use earphones while viewing this video. It isn’t long, about 10 minutes and will likely seem boring to you. I also apologize for my narration.  I speak slowly, much slower than normal, but only because I oddly … Continue reading

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The 1924 news of the KKK

It has been some time since I’ve written to this blog, but here goes. This past weekend events in Charlottesville, Virginia has reared the ugly face of fear and the KKK (and other similar extremist groups).  Granted a permit to … Continue reading

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