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One June 16th the AAHAWMD sponsored a walking tour of Jonathan Street and it’s rich history. About 20 people followed along as Lynn Bowman led the tour that ended up at the Robert Johnson Center for a Q&A session with refeshments.
Wonderful walking tour of the Jonathan Street area in Hagerstown this afternoon, led by Lynn Bowman. The photo shows the home of Jacob Wheaton, the first African American to vote in the state of Maryland. The woman standing in front is a descendant both of Nathan Williams, who owned Fort Frederick, and of the Moxley family, of Moxley’s Band fame. So much rich history! – Dr. Emilie Amt
Ton Riford and Ron Lytle discuss Sumner Cemetery in Allegany County, the first black cemetery in the area, during Memorial Day, May 26th, 2019. The cemetery recognizes 6 men known and marked as Civil War soldiers from the 30th Regiment USCT at the Memorial Day service. Others in attendance were Ed Taylor, Del. Mike McKay and Albert Feldstein, Rev. Lisa Boone, and members from the African-American Community.