Category Archives: Maryland

Caroline County: A “Modern-day Lynching”

A national horror has come to the Eastern Shore, specifically in Greensboro, Maryland in Caroline County. For those who do not know, a 19-year-old African American named Anton Black died on September 15, 2018, in Greensboro in the presence of … Continue reading

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“The complex task of writing history”

About a year or so ago I was asked to write the narrative about lynching history for a historical marker proposed for Salisbury, Maryland. This task was THE most procrastinated of all my procrastinations throughout 2018, and frankly, I puzzled … Continue reading

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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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“Georgetown” indeed! (Salisbury, that is)

      The title — bad play on words but today I could not help but be excited, because for the first time I found the name “Georgetown” in a deed.  Alright, you are yawning, and I do not … Continue reading

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Delmar Medical Society?

A quick question, as I am hoping someone might have some answers. Does anyone know about the Delmar Medical Society of the Eastern Shore? Recently I was re-reading a past newspaper article in the Daily Times of Salisbury about the … Continue reading

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