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The Daring Escape Of Moses Addison

E.H. Pickering
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When Charles Carroll, one of the wealthiest men in Maryland, died in 1832, he willed his sprawling estate near Ellicott City to his grandson.

Amid the turmoil in the transition, a young enslaved man named Moses Addison saw a chance to escape. What happened to Moses? Our guest is researcher and artist Jonathan Carroll.

You can learn more at a brown bag lunch event on Wednesday at Homewood Museum. Details here. See art by Jonathan Carroll, inspired by his research, at Brick Rose Gallery on February 5 and 8. Also, in celebration of Black History Month, admission to Homewood Museum is free in February.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.