“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Eastport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Eastport's Soul

Eastport's Soul Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
1. Eastport's Soul Marker
Inscription.  Many African-American families settled here more than a century ago. these families, who have lived here for four generations, are the heart and soul of this neighborhood. Their religious, educational and cultural institutions are pillars of Eastport life.

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.
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listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil RightsEducationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1991.
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 Chester Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Third Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Bay Workboats (about 700 feet away); Welcome to Eastport (about 700 feet away); Harvesting the Bay (about 700 feet away); Deadrise Defined (about 700 feet away); Cap'n Herbie Sadler (about 700 feet away); Skipjack Lydia D (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastport.
Seafarers Yacht Club image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
2. Seafarers Yacht Club
Referenced by the marker, this building is across the street from the marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,401 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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