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"The Homecoming"

a simple 1915 map of Liberia in Africa.
Photo: Map of Liberia: "Our Foothold in Africa" from "The Spirit of Missions," 1915/Internete Archive Book Images/Flickr/Creative Commons

In 1836, Ford McGill, the son of a former slave one of the first settlers in the tiny colony of Maryland, Liberia, returned to the United States to study medicine, but faced terrible prejudice and discrimination when he arrived in Maryland.

Ric Cottom came to Baltimore more than four decades ago and never left. Formerly the editor and publisher at the Maryland Historical Society, he now runs the Chesapeake Book Company, publishing Chesapeake regional history, biography, and environmental studies.
Lisa Morgan covered the local arts community as co-creator and host of WYPR’s award-winning program The Signal from 2004 to 2015. She has created and produced many programs for WYPR, including news stories, features, commentaries, and audio documentaries. She taught audio production at Goucher College and has done voice-over work for a variety of clients. The Weekly Reader is her latest project.