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Charting a Course toward Freedom
November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Chesapeake Bay reg ion is a significant setting in African-American history. The region was a gateway for the first blacks brought from Africa to the colonies. Thr oughout the mid-1800s, the Bay and its rivers were important pathways along the Underground Railroad.
Vince Leggett, “Admiral of the Chesapeake” and founder of the Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation will present “Chesapeake Underground: Charting a Course Toward Fr eedom^’ at 2pm on Nov. 2 at the Harriet Tubman Museum & E ducational Center, 424 Race St. in Cambridge, MD.
Leggett, the author of “The Chesapeake Bay Through Ebony Eyes,” will highlight how Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and countless other men and women’s lives were shaped by the rivers, cree ks and tributaries feeding into the bay and Atlantic Ocean.
Learn how the Chesapeake Bay has served as the “Waters o f Despair and Waters of Hope” for African American Waterm en and women working in the maritime and seafood related i ndustries throughout the mid-Atlantic Region.
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