BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland is celebrating the 150th anniversary marking the end of slavery in the state, a milestone that came after the Emancipation Proclamation. While President Abraham Lincoln signed the proclamation in January 1863,…
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A rare photo of Selina Gray, Gen. Robert E. Lee\’s house slave, found on Ebay.
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David Nathanson sits in front of a microfilm
machine at the Maryland Room in the C. Burr Artz
Public Library in downtown Frederick. He scrolls
through local newspapers, meticulously reading
tiny print that is more than 150 years old to
pick out text that relates to slavery in the
area, including old advertisements.