Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History


These curated stories about specific people, families, communities, or themes use the records from this database to shine light on Delmarva's Black histories. If you would like to share a story documenting successful use of the database to discover records or ancestors, please contact us.

American Colonization of Liberia

June 22, 2022

The Republic of Liberia in Africa was a colony formed by the United States to relocate freeborn and emancipated Black people as an end to slavery. Former Enduring Connections fellow, Rihana Stevenson, writes about this piece of Delmarva history and the records that support it in this story.

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Samuel Miles: Along the Underground

June 15, 2022

In the summer of 1855, Samuel Miles fled from slavery in Somerset County, Maryland. Using sources in the Enduring Connections database, we can discover more about Miles and other Delmarva families who traveled the Underground Railroad.

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Walking Tour of Salisbury's Black History: Georgetown and Beyond

March 11, 2022

Created by Salisbury University graduate history student, Allison Stancil, in her fall 2021 digital humanities internship, this tour has made it easier than ever to trace the footsteps of the past with a walking tour highlighting Salisbury’s Black history.

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Rev. Charles Pullett

July 16, 2021

Many members of Pollitt/Pullett family of Somerset and Wicomico Counties in Maryland made their mark in the region's Black history. Sources from the 19th century help illuminate the lives and legacy of people like Reverend Charles Pullett.

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