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Underground Railroad, Civil War & Reconstruction in Caroline County, MD
December 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
You may have heard Harriet Tubman made it to Hollywood but you haven’t heard about the lost history of Maryland’s Eastern Shore remaining on the river edges, creek shores, cemeteries, churches, public squares and street corners of towns and communities founded before this country.
Learn the stories beyond Tubman and Dr. Frederick (Bailey) Douglass with a discussion of the lost Shore history of the establishment and growth of Black Methodism, development of the Underground Railroad, President Abraham Lincoln’s heavy hand, formation of the 7th United States Colored Infantry Regiment and administration of the Freedmen’s Bureau.
Walking tour will cover individuals and institutions from the Choptanks, Shadrach Bassett, Frederick (Bailey) Douglass, Harriet Ross Tubman Davis, Patty Cannon, Moses Viney, Alexander Walker Wayman, Perry Bailey, Anna Murray Douglass, Stephen Bailey and family, William Burney, George Alfred Townsend, Henry Augustus Monroe, Dennis F. Groce to the Denton Steamboat Wharf, Caroline County Courthouse, Bailey-Wayman School, Union Bethel AME Church and abandoned railroad tracks, real and ephemeral, of the Delmarva.
About John Muller:
John Muller is the author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia (The History Press, 2012) and Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of A Capital Correspondent (The History Press, 2013) and is currently at work on A Guide to the Lost History of Frederick (Bailey) Douglass on the Eastern Shore with an anticipated publication date of late 2020 / early 2021.Over the past year and a half Muller has presented historical lectures throughout the Eastern Shore, as well as led walking tours. These lectures and events have been featured over the past year and a half in the Star Democrat, Times-Record, Bay Times, Salisbury Independent, Caroline Circle, Attractions and Dorchester Star.