Tracy Jenkins, under the leadership of Dr. Mark Leone of the University of Maryland and Professor Dale Green of Morgan State University, discusses the anthropology studies teams of Morgan and College Park students have undertaken on The Hill in Easton, Maryland, one of the country’s first free black communities.  Tracy also discusses the buffalo […]

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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.  

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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.  

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