Land - African Americans of MidMdRoots

of African Americans


Frederick County

In the three months between March 1 and June 1, 1860 - 136 slaves were manumitted by their owners in Frederick County. This was in advance of a new state law which took effect on June 1st, 1860, which prohibited the freeing of slaves.
[from John W. Ashbury's "History Moments"]

African Americans in Mid Maryland

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