From Invisibility To Remembrance: Commemorating Slavery In St. Mary’s City | WYPR

From Invisibility To Remembrance: Commemorating Slavery In St. Mary’s City

Aug 1, 2019

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Credit St. Mary's College of Maryland

How can an institution shed light on the fact that its location was a place where enslaved people once worked? St. Mary’s College of Maryland will install a memorial to the enslaved peoples of Southern Maryland. The college will also host a public symposium called “From Invisibility to Remembrance: Commemorating Slavery in St. Mary’s City and Southern Maryland.” Dr. Julia King, Professor of Anthropology at the college, tells us more about the history of enslaved people in St. Mary’s City and the college’s commemoration.