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The African American Monument In Elmer Brown Freedom Park Marker image, Touch for more information
By Allen C. Browne, January 20, 2017
The African American Monument In Elmer Brown Freedom Park Marker
Maryland (Saint Marys County), Lexington Park — The African American Monument In Elmer Brown Freedom Park
The Monument, a project of Unified Committee for Afro­-American Contributions of St. Mary's County, was dedicated On July 29, 2000, Its purpose is to serve as an external reminder of the contributions of African Americans to the growth and . . . — Map (db m101012) HM
Maryland (Saint Marys County), Lexington Park — The F9F-8B “Cougar”
The F9F-8B “Cougar” that you see here was graciously donated and transported to this museum by the city of Richmond, Virginia. It had been displayed at their visitors center for many years and had fallen into disrepair. As noted, . . . — Map (db m101033) HM
Maryland (Saint Marys County), Ridge — Cardinal Gibbons Institute
History of Cardinal Gibbons Institute In November 1916, three Catholic priests, Fathers LaFarge, Emerick, and Matthews met with blacks from St. Mary’s county to discuss their plans to have a national industrial school. In May 1917, land was . . . — Map (db m101027) HM
Maryland (Saint Marys County), Scotland — Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery
Camp Hoffman Prison The Union prison at Camp Hoffman, Maryland — called Point Lookout — opened in 1863. A 15-foot-high plank fence surrounded the 40-acre prison compound. The first prisoners arrived in July 1863-Confederates . . . — Map (db m100997) HM WM
Maryland (Saint Marys County), Scotland — Point Lookout Prison Camp
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. - Maya Angelo To the memories of our past Who are patient and who wait, True and faithful to the last, For Easter morning . . . — Map (db m101095) WM
Maryland (Saint Marys County), Scotland — Prison Pen
Here you see a partial reconstruction of Camp Hoffman, the largest Union prison camp for Confederate soldiers. Built after the Battle of Gettysburg, it was planned to hold 10,000 prisoners. However, more than five times that number—52,000 in . . . — Map (db m104746) HM
Maryland (Saint Marys County), St. Inigoes — John LaFarge, S.J.
John LaFarge, S.J. (1880-1963) served St. Mary's County (1911-26). Priest, Educator, Editor, Author, Historian, Advocated for Justice and Human Rights. Founded the Catholic Interracial Council, the Cardinal Gibbons Institute and the Society of . . . — Map (db m101110) HM

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