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

Date(s) - February 18, 2017
2:00 PM
Gordon Roberts House, Washington Street, Cumberland, MD
218 Washington St, Cumberland, MD, 21502, Western Maryland
Add to Calendar
Loading Map....

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



Maryland Humanities is a statewide, educational nonprofit organization that creates and supports educational experiences in the humanities that inspire all Marylanders to embrace lifelong learning, exchange ideas openly, and enrich their communities.
Maryland Humanities
108 West Centre Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-4565
(410) 685-0095
(410) 685-0795 fax
Join the Conversation   TwitterFacebookYouTube
Featured Donor or Partner
Wells Fargo logo