August 17, 2016

My ancestors were slave holders in northern Maryland at Hance Point where the North East River joins the Chesapeake Bay.  I know this because when I visited the family graveyard there with my grandmother in the early 70s, one headstone read “Jake – A Slave.”  Some of my family members have commented that the slave’s grave in the family plot was a proof that our ancestors treated their slaves pretty well.  I was just dead inside. So for all these years, I… Read more

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