Retired Baltimore Lawyer Works To Preserve Md. Community Founded By Former SlavesOtho M. Thompson was home again last week, standing in the damp grass behind the one-room schoolhouse and in front of the sagging lodge hall supported by wooden scaffolding.
Record Of Slave Sale By 1st Md. Governor ExhibitedA Frederick museum is exhibiting a slave sale document signed by Maryland's first governor, Thomas Johnson.
Elizabeth Smart Speaks At Human Trafficking Forum In BaltimoreRescued kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart said Wednesday she understands why some human trafficking victims don't run.
Federal Grant To Restore Historic Slave CabinThe U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $195,000 grant to restore a historic slave cabin on the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
New Exhibit Explores Jefferson's Slave OwnershipAs the Smithsonian continues developing a national black history museum, it's offering a look at Thomas Jefferson's lifelong slave ownership through an exhibit that explores the lives of six slave families at his Monticello plantation.
Slaves Hid African Charms On Colonial GreenhouseThe greenhouse on the Maryland plantation where famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass spent part of his childhood was not as uniquely European as once thought: Its furnace was built by slaves, who hid distinctly African touches within it to ward off bad spirits, researchers said.