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Civil War 150th Maryland Campaign anniversary commemorations to be previewed at First Call Weekend

Posted by Mary Gallagher- This is a fabulous area to visit anytime but all the special events connected to the Civil War anniversary make it even more enticing through the year. First Call Weekend, planned for June 16-17, 2012 at the City Park, Hagerstown, Maryland, commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Maryland Campaign and previews …

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Harriet Tubman: The Most Famous “Conductor” on the Underground Railroad

By Jim Weaver Much has been written about Harriet Tubman, the black slave who escaped to
freedom from her Cambridge, Maryland, plantation only to return again more than a dozen times to help other slaves escape on the Underground Railroad. In August 2011, Maryland officials announced sufficient funding had been secured to establish a state park …

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The Great Blacks in Wax Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

By Mary Gallagher The history of Baltimore and African Americans reaches back to the beginning of United States’ history. Before the Civil War, Baltimore (pop. 100,000) was home to the largest community of free blacks in the nation, more than 25,000, while its slave population was slightly over 2,000. In the late nineteenth century, blacks …

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