Frederick Douglass returned to Easton, Maryland in 1878 to dedicate the Asbury  Methodist Episcopal Church and the Bethel AME Church.  These two African American churches were sources of inspiration for black men and women.  Dr. Mark Leone, Tracy Jenkins, and fellow students have conducted archaeological digs to reconstruct what was once a free community of […]

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Dr. Mark Leone’s excavations on Wye Island at the William Paca 18th Century plantation, Eastern Shore of Maryland were followed by digs at the Wye House and then on The Hill, one of America’s first African American free communities according to the Federal census in 1790. Dr. Leone explains his student’s archaeological work to uncover […]

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    Steve Luxenberg, author and Washington Post editor, explains Frederick Douglass’ involvement in the post Civil War political landscape leading up to the decision of the Supreme Court case Plessy V. Ferguson, which upheld the “separate but equal” law. The final installment in 2019’s series on black history.   Topics include: The Fugitive Slave […]

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During the height of the great Potato Famine, Frederick Douglass visits Cork, Ireland, the city from where millions of Irish immigrated. He stays with the Jennings family whose daughter Isabel worked with the Cork Anti Slavery Society. It is here that Douglass feels like he is treated as a human being for the first time, […]

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