The Columbian Orator was the first book Frederick Douglass, nee Bailey, bought while living in Baltimore, Maryland.  After he published his first of three auto-biographies, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, he went to Ireland to escape his would-be-captors.  Hear his story as told by Ann Coughlan, a Frederick Douglass scholar as the […]

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  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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