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African American Marylanders

Internet Sites

Firsts and Facts about African American Marylanders
Interesting and sometimes obscure facts about African American Marylanders. Prepared by the African American Department at Enoch Pratt Free Library.
Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress
Full text of many of the writings of Frederick Douglass, who was born near Easton, Maryland, and escaped from slavery while working in Baltimore.
Prominent African American Marylanders, 18th Century to the Present
A chronological list of noteworthy African Americans born in Maryland or with a significant connection to Maryland. Compiled by the African American Department of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland
The Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland seeks to preserve and promote the vast universe of experiences that have shaped the lives of the African American population in Maryland. 

Books

African American Leaders of Maryland

African American Leaders of Maryland  : A Portrait Gallery
   
Chapelle, Suzanne and Glenn O. Phillips

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.
Call Number: E185.93 .M2 C48 2002 q
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Civil War on Race Street

Civil War on Race Street  : The Civil Rights Movement in Cambridge, Maryland
   
Levy, Peter B.

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.
Call Number: F189 .C345 L485 2003
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Freedom's Port

Freedom's Port  : The African American Community of Baltimore, 1790-1860
   
Phillips, Christopher

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.
Call Number: F190.9 .N4 P55 1997
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From the Meadows to the Point

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
   
Diggs, Louis S.

The sixth book by the same author chronicling Baltimore County’s African American communities through brief histories, “remembrances” and photographs.
Call Number: F182.3 T87 D54 2003
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Seeking Freedom

Seeking Freedom  : A History of the Underground Railroad in Howard County, Maryland
   
Moss, Paulina C. and Levirn Hill

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.
Call Number: E450 .S46 2002
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Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground

Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground  : Maryland during the Nineteenth Century
   
Fields, Barbara Jeanne

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.
Call Number: F175.2 .F53 1985
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