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Application for 400 Years of African American History Fellowship

The Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism & Film and the Maryland State Archives Legacy of Slavery Program are seeking qualified researchers with a background in U.S. History, American Studies, African American Studies, or related disciplines to fill four fellowships funded by the 400 Years of African American History Commission. Fellows will spend time with professionals at the Maryland State Archives and the Maryland Office of Tourism Development to gain knowledge and experience about how these state agencies, along with other public and private organizations, work together to document and inspire travel to Underground Railroad sites across Maryland.

Duties for the fellows will include examining primary and secondary sources in an effort to glean biographical and historical information about specific individuals and locations related to the Underground Railroad and slavery in Maryland, writing National Park Service National Underground Network to Freedom applications for qualifying sites, curating the Google business listings of current Maryland Network to Freedom members, presenting a public program about the research and findings, and recording results in database and web environments. Research and all required projects will be completed from January 2021 through May 2021. Researchers will receive a stipend of $5,000.

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