East New Mar­ket Her­itage Day Oct. 1

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East New Mar­ket Her­itage Day will be held at 11 a.m. Satur­day, Oct. 1, cel­e­brat­ing the 15th An­nual African Amer­i­can His­tory at Faith Com­mu­nity United Methodist Church, 509 Rail­road Ave., East New Mar­ket, Mary­land, 21631. The theme for 2016 is, “Foot­prints of the Past.” Keynote speaker, Dr. Kate Clif­ford Lar­son is the author of three crit­i­cally ac­claimed bi­ogra­phies: Bound for the Promised Land: Har­riet Tub­man, Por­trait of an Amer­i­can Hero (2004), now in pro­duc­tion at HBO for an Orig­i­nal Movie star­ring Vi­ola Davis; Rose­mary; The Hid­den Kennedy Daugh­ter (2015), a New York Times best seller; and The As­sas­sin’s Ac­com­plice: Mary Sur­ratt and the Plot to Kill Abra­ham Lin­coln (2008). With de­grees from Sim­mons Col­lege and North­east­ern Uni­ver­sity, and a doc­tor­ate in his­tory from the Uni­ver­sity of New Hamp­shire, Lar­son spe­cial­izes in 19th and 20th cen­tury U.S. Women’s and African Amer­i­can His­tory. She has been a con­sul­tant and in­ter­pre­tive spe­cial­ist for nu­mer­ous mu­seum, com­mu­nity and pub­lic his­tory ini­tia­tives re­lated to Har­riet Tub­man and the Un­der­ground Rail­road in Mary­land, Delaware, and New York, in­clud­ing the 125 mile Har­riet Tub­man Un­der­ground Rail­road By­way, an All-Amer­i­can Road, the Har­riet Tub­man Un­der­ground Rail­road State Park and Vis­i­tor Cen­ter in Dorch­ester County, the Na­tional Park Ser­vice’s Har­riet Tub­man Un­der­ground Rail­road Na­tional Park Spe­cial Re­source Study, and the Har­riet Tub­man Home in Auburn, N.Y. She lives in Winch­ester, Mass. Mu­sic by Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, Cam­bridge, Mary­land, Pi­anist, Shirley Stan­ley, Litur­gi­cal ren­di­tion, Atear Frock and fine East­ern Shore meal for sale.

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