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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The School Sisters of Notre Dame founded Notre Dame of Maryland University located on North Charles Street in Baltimore.  Sister Kathleen, SSND taught Flannery O’Connor in Japan and in Baltimore.  Listen to her explain the Biblical influences in O’Connor’s short stories. Thomas Merton said that Flannery’s work is similar to Sophocles as well.

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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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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 […]

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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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My Journey Making This Technology Work For Me
Podcasting is an ubiquitous term. Simply put, it is a file that has been created to post on the internet. It can be either in video or audio format. This is a pretty broad definition and because of the newness of the term, often times there is no defining “audio” or “video” word proceeding podcast.

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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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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.  

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Crotons, Birds of Paradise, teas and spices, were all sought after by the explorers of the “New World.”  How did the explorers bring the seeds back to their mother country using the Wardian Case?  Conservatories and greenhouses were modeled on the Crystal Palace built in 1851 to showcase the plants discovered.  

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