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Virtual Lecture - The Legacy of Slavery in Maryland

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture

Time: 7 pm

Christopher Haley will present “The Legacy of Slavery in Maryland,” including references to records and statistics the research program has unearthed since its study began at the Maryland State Archives in 2001. 20210223-Legacy-of-Slavery-Tubman

From the day that Mathias de Sousa and Francisco landed in St. Mary’s county aboard the Ark and the Dove in 1634, Black Marylanders have made significant contributions to both the state and nation in the political, economic, agricultural, legal, and domestic arenas. Despite what often seemed like insurmountable odds, Marylanders of Color have adapted, evolved, and prevailed.  

Join Chris as he shares runaway ads, domestic traffic notices, laws, and comparative reflections on the financial impact of the institution of slavery and Maryland.

Registration required.

Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteers


This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Carolyn Currin at To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website.

20210223-Legacy-of-Slavery-Chris-HaleyAbout our Presenter: As Director of both the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at the Maryland State Archives Research Department and the Utopia Film Festival in Greenbelt, Maryland, Mr. Christopher E. Haley has served on many prestigious boards in the world of African American genealogy as well as in the Arts.  

They include the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, Historic London Town Foundation, Annapolis Arts Alliance Foundation and the Annapolis Film Festival.  

Chris is well respected as a speaker at numerous venues throughout the United States where he has spoken on themes such as African American history, self-empowerment, and genealogy.   

He earned his B.A. in English, and Drama minor at the University of Maryland, College Park. He resides in Landover, Maryland.  


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