Category Archives: Churches

Flagrant self-promotion

It seems a bit strange pushing this on anyone reading this, but recently I was interviewed for WSCL, the public radio station at Salisbury University, on the subject of my first book, “‘Round the Pond,’ the Georgetown Neighborhood of Salisbury, … Continue reading

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Dames Quarter School: slipping off the Rosenwald list

If you search YouTube for Dames Quarter School, you will find a video of the abandoned school, a creepy video walk through the empty building.  The person who meandered through this school did not know that this was a Rosenwald … Continue reading

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Dorchester County: Madison Church Records

If you are researching names in Dorchester County, Maryland, you might visit the Nabb Research Center at Salisbury University and ask to see the Madison church ledger, for the Madison circuit of the Methodist Episcopal church, including Madison, Smithville and … Continue reading

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East New Market: The gift of property

In terms of African American history, the term “property” takes on different yet equally powerful meanings.  Many African Americans were property, and for some, once freed, their property was of land passed on to family.   The acquisition of land … Continue reading

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Oriole: An interesting website video

Be sure to view the video documentary filmed at this website, produced during the early days of restoring this historic church structure.  It is a wonderful video. It has been a couple of years since I have driven to Oriole … Continue reading

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Dorchester County: two lost churches

About 1997 I took photos of two churches in Dorchester County, Maryland.  The two churches are now gone.  The first is of the former Ebenezer AME Church on Asquith Island Road at Crapo.  I did not see a cemetery, but … Continue reading

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Bayneum: minister, upholsterer and mortician

Sylvia Bradley from Salisbury University years ago told me that black undertakers had a unique and important role in communities, particularly during the history of segregation.  She told me they were often the only ones in their communities with ready … Continue reading

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