Preserving African American Heritage In Anne Arundel County | WYPR

Preserving African American Heritage In Anne Arundel County

Oct 9, 2019

Credit Anne Arundel County Office of Planning & Zoning

As time passes and towns grow or shrink, first-hand knowledge about important places fades away. A virtual trail of African-American heritage in Anne Arundel County aims to halt that loss and preserve historical sites from the past four centuries.

Jane Cox, of the county’s Office of Planning and Zoning, tells us about putting the Four Rivers Heritage Trail together. And Lyndra Marshall recounts how they collected oral histories from residents, including memories of businesses, schools, and places of recreation. 

Click here to learn about archaeological research related to Annapolis tab Site#10 and the potential identification of the remains of Smith Price, a freed slave who founded the first African-American church in Anne Arundel County in 1803.