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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H0U_rumley_Anna-OH.html
Rumley was a colored community, platted in 1837 by Joel and Wesley Goins, who purchased 400 acres of land. They were freemen from Baltimore, Maryland. The deed to the land was granted and signed by President Van Buren. Over 500 Negroes lived in th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMVMI_loyal-quaker-and-brave-slave_Winchester-VA.html
In September 1864, U.S. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan heard rumors that Confederate forces had left the Shenandoah Valley to rejoin Gen. Robert E. Lee's army at Petersburg. Wanting to confirm this information before attacking Gen. Jubal A. Early's army,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM3MJ_the-guinea-road-cemetery-reinterment_Annandale-VA.html
Virginia aristocrat William Fitzhugh was granted 21,996 acres in 1694: The Ravensworth tract, which was divided into northern and southern halves in 1701 and subsequently subdivided among Fitzhugh heirs throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMB88_you-had-to-wear-a-tie_Washington-DC.html
You are standing on Washington's historic Black Broadway-the heart of African American life in Washington, D.C. from about 1900 to the 1950s. Duke Ellington, its most famous native son, grew up, was inspired, trained, and played his first music he…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMKSI_william-mcbryar_Greensboro-NC.html
Buffalo Soldier & officer. In 1890 awarded Medal of Honor. His long career exemplified struggles of black soldiers of the era. House stood here.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQIA_pawleys-island-waccamaw-neck_Pawleys-Island-SC.html
Pawley's Island:This island, located about ½ mile east, was used by plantation householders who lived on the seashore from May to November to escape malaria, or "summer fever." A number of houses built about 1850, and the summer academy and recto…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ED2_buffalo-soldier-tragedy-of-1877_Morton-TX.html
African American troops, known as Buffalo Soldiers, were vital in defending the Texas frontier. On July 26, 1877 Buffalo Soldiers from Co. A of the 10th Cavalry began to pursue a Comanche party. During the pursuit, the Comanches led the troops awa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMRAM_a-home-away-from-home_Washington-DC.html
The Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage occupies the historic Italian Renaissance-style building of the 12th Street YMCA, known after 1972 as the Anthony Bowen YMCA. The 12th Street YMCA was the first African American YMCA in the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMCS0_menhaden-fishing-industry_Lewes-DE.html
The Atlantic Menhaden is a small herring-like fish found in the coastal waters of the Eastern United States. Used by Native Americans to fertilize crops, these oily fish were also used by European settlers to produce fuel for lamps. In the mid-19t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EM6_bishop-payne-divinity-school_Petersburg-VA.html
The Bishop Payne Divinity School began here in 1878 at the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Normal and Industrial School. For 71 years it prepared black men for the ministry in the church. Giles B. Cooke (1838-1937) headed the vocational school and …
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