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Investment in Education

              A less-discussed aspect of the history of segregated schools is the fact that African Americans invested in their own schools and education — it wasn’t free nor a hand-out. Above is a photo … Continue reading

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Sgt. William Butler needs the help of avid genealogists

Genealogy is not my strong suit, but I know there are lots of unsung genealogist heroes out there who know how to find documents and connect the dots.  If any such good Samaritans would like to help with this and … Continue reading

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Snow Hill’s “Judy” Johnson

William Julius “Judy” Johnson, born in Snow Hill, Maryland, was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975 after being nominated by the Negro Leagues Committee. He was a professional third baseman and manager in Negro League baseball during … Continue reading

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Editorial: Justice in a Song

Forgive these musings, but issues of justice and history have been filling my mind recently, having been thinking of current events as well as the difficult history of justice I often research and write about or discuss. I have long … 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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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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