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Commemorating 155 Years of Emancipation in Maryland
  • November 2, 2019
  • Monocacy National Battlefield - Best Farm (stop 1 on auto tour)
  • 5106 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704
  • 301-662-3515
  • 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Free

    On November 1, 1864, the state of Maryland became the first and only border state to abolish slavery.  This bold move signaled to the Confederacy the continued demise of slavery, this time through citizen vote.  To commemorate this important date in our Country's history, join Monocacy National Battlefield and the African American Resources, Cultural Heritage Society (AARCH) of Frederick at the site of the former enslaved village at L'Hermitage.  We will read the powerful words of those who were emancipated in a place where many before had been enslaved.  Afterwards, C.Burr Artz Library will host a program by Patricia Washington-Geddes entitled, "The Family History of Alice Frazier Bouldin in Frederick Maryland from Slavery through Reconstruction."  The program will focus on her journey to discover stories of enslavement and freedom in her family history.