Mark Twain wrote, “A, True Story: Repeated Word for Word As I Heard It” about a Black American woman’s reunion with her son near the end of the Civil War. It was first published in 1874. Mary Codd, the mother in the story had a saying passed down from her mother from Maryland. “I wasn’t […]
Tarence Bailey talks about his family history in Easton, Talbot County seat of Maryland, Eastern Shore. Tarence grew up on The Hill in Easton, one of America’s first free Black American communities. He can trace his heritage to where the Bailey family were enslaved after crossing the Atlantic and first embarking in Barbados.
Easton’s Waterfowl Festival has celebrated its duck and goose heritage since the middle of the 20th Century. Here is Charlie Hughes, a young collector of decoys explaining his interest in the blue goose by Oliver Larson of Crisfield, mallards by Dan Brown of Salisbury, hooded merganser by Eddie Dean of Hoopers Island.