Eastport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The building across the street was once the Third Street School for "colored children." Following Civil Rights legislation in the 1960s, the segregated school closed. Today, the building is the home of the Seafarers' Yacht Club, a private club whose members are primarily African-American.
Text with the upper-left photo: Reverend Joseph J. Turner was highly regarded by the congregations of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and John Wesley United Methodist Church.
Text with lower-left photo: The original Mt. Zion church was established in the nineteenth century. Today, African-American families gather for worship at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, rebuilt at 612 Second Street in 1991.
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club.
Location. 38° 58.183′ N, 76° 28.741′ W. Marker is in Eastport, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Third Street and Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Maritime Tradition Lives On (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Watermen of Back Creek (about 400 feet away); Welcome to Eastport (about 700 feet away); Three Great Boat Yards, One Location (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Glass Works (approx. ¼ mile away); Murphy's Row (approx. ¼ mile away); The Fort at Horn Point (approx. ¼ mile away); Visionaries of the 1960s (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Eastport.
Categories. • 20th Century • African Americans • Civil Rights • Education • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
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