Roadside markers recognize and commemorate the contributions of Maryland's African Americans, from abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass to Calvert County educator Harriet Elizabeth Brown; the burials of anonymous slaves in Anne Arundel and the graves of professional and influential Baltimoreans in Mount Auburn Cemetery; ex-slaves and free blacks who served in the Union Army during the Civil War and Buffalo Soldier Augustus Walley, a Spanish-American War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient. Take an "on-line tour" of a sample of markers relating to Maryland African American history, chosen to reflect geographic range and variety. Use the database search on the "Explore the Historical Markers" page to locate other similar markers and to explore this theme in more depth.
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