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Research in the Time of COVID-19: Case Studies from 400 Years of African American History Fellowship Webinar

05/27/2021
By Preservation Maryland

Online Old Line State Summit Session

How has COVID-19 impacted research methods? This webinar will explore this question with a group of four anthropologists and historians to provide insight into their research on the Underground Railroad in 19th century Maryland. Speakers will discuss the ways Covid-19 restrictions have changed their research process, and provide an overview of the skills, methods, and research facilities they found most useful for their research. This session speakers are fellows for the 400 Years of African American History Fellowship, funded by the Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism and the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland program at the Maryland State Archives. This fellowship aims to nominate Maryland historic sites associated with the Underground Railroad for the Network to Freedom program run by the National Park Service.

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A list of resources and links from this webinar can be found below:

 

For information on past and upcoming sessions and to register for future sessions visit: https://www.preservationmaryland.org/programs/old-line-state-summit/

More about the 400 Years of African American History Fellowship: https://www.visitmaryland.org/press/maryland-announces-fellows-selected-study-underground-railroad-sites

Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism: https://www.visitmaryland.org

More about the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland program at the Maryland State Archives: http://slavery.msa.maryland.gov

More about the 400 Years of African American History Commission: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1892/africanamericanhistorycommission.htm

Chronicling America Newspaper Sources: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

Maryland State Archives Guide to Government Records: http://guide.msa.maryland.gov/pages/index.aspx

Sydney Howard Gay Record of Fugitives: https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/fugitives

William Still Records: https://hsp.org/history-online/digital-history-projects/uncovering-william-stills-underground-railroad

James Pennington; The Fugitive Blacksmith: https://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/penning49/summary.html

Lynn Bowman’s Research in Western Maryland: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lynn-Bowman

Visit Hagerstown Driving Tour of Underground Railroad History: http://www.visithagerstown.com/files/FINAL%20UndergroundRailroad_Brochure_proof.pdf

AARCH Frederick: https://aarchsociety.org

 

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