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African American Leaders of Maryland : A Portrait Gallery
This large biographical dictionary of African American Marylanders is a great way to find out about the lives of men and women from Maryland who changed the world. It features 45 entries with full page black and white photographs and brief biographies. The volume begins with a short history of African Americans in Maryland.
Civil War on Race Street : The Civil Rights Movement in Cambridge, Maryland
A new analysis of the civil rights struggle led by Gloria Richardson in the Eastern Shore city of Cambridge, where riots broke out in July 1967. Provides perspective within the larger context of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's.
Freedom's Port : The African American Community of Baltimore, 1790-1860
Part of the <i>Blacks in the New World</i> series, this history focuses on Baltimore African Americans - the nation’s largest black population in 1860 - in the years between the American Revolution and the Civil War.
From the Meadows to the Point : The Histories of the African American Community of Turner Station and What Was the African American Community in Sparrows Point
The sixth book by the same author chronicling Baltimore County’s African American communities through brief histories, “remembrances” and photographs.
Seeking Freedom : A History of the Underground Railroad in Howard County, Maryland
A well illustrated history of African Americans in Howard County (originally part of Anne Arundel County), with interesting local detail; includes brief history of the county for context.
Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground : Maryland during the Nineteenth Century
A historian’s treatment of the curious mix that was Maryland, with its African American population divided between slave and free, and centered between free and slave states. Examines social and economic issues and the impact on the people of Maryland.
maintained by the staff of the African American Department, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library