A uniquely Maryland work in progress, learn about one writer’s journey from family genealogist to published author of a love story, a novel based on four generations of a family of free people of color, who migrated from Washington County to Frederick County and beyond in search of a better life for themselves and their future generations. We will examine Maryland’s historic period from 1830’s to 1900, spanning the time of African enslavement through emancipation and into the Jim Crow years of this country’s history. The class will hear a reading, “He Never Said Goodbye”, from the first chapter of the manuscript recently published in Pen In Hand, the biannual journal of the Maryland Writer’s Association.
All programs in the "African American History Lecture Series" hosted by Frederick Community College are free (after one-time $9 registration fee). REGISTRATION CAN BE FOUND HERE
The African American History lecture series, which was organized for FCC and is presented by instructors from the African American Resources Cultural and Heritage (AARCH) Society, offer opportunities to expand the knowledge and understanding of the students about present-day Frederick by learning about the history of African Americans in Frederick County. The lectures provide both regional and national perspectives ranging from 18th century Enslavement to Genealogy as well as perspectives on contemporary life in the county.