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Researching Maryland’s Underground Railroad History in 2021

How has COVID-19 impacted research methods? Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, May 25 at 3:30 pm where we will explore this question with a group of four anthropologists and historians who will 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, as well as new information about Maryland’s Underground Railroad. The session speakers are 400 Years of African American History Fellows, a partnership of the Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism and the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland program at the Maryland State Archives, funded by the 400 Years of African American History Commission. The fellowship’s goal is to nominate Maryland historic sites associated with the Underground Railroad to the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom program.