Author talk: “African American History in Allegany County: It’s Not Just Black and White”

Date/Time
Date(s) - February 18, 2017
2:00 PM
Location
Gordon Roberts House, Washington Street, Cumberland, MD
218 Washington St, Cumberland, MD, 21502, Western Maryland
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In conjunction with the Western Maryland Heritage Association and Maryland Humanities The Way We Worked exhibit tour, the Gordon-Roberts House presents professor Lynn Bowman, author of Living the Lie: “Separate but Equal” in Cumberland, MD, to discuss African American history in Allegany County. Learn about the parallel culture that developed under segregation, which included schools, churches, social clubs, support groups, and a newspaper.

Light refreshments will be served. Free admission and tours of the Gordon-Roberts House exhibit, “A Servant’s Life,” which describes the inner workings of a 19th century home.

Open Wednesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm. For more information about the Gordon-Roberts House or the Allegany County Historical Society, visit http://gordon-robertshouse.com/.

 

 

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