Eman­ci­pa­tion Quilt ar­rives in Cen­tre­ville

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Dr. Joan Gaither pre­sented the Sesqui­cen­ten­nial 1864 Slave Eman­ci­pa­tion Quilt to a small au­di­ence at the Ken­nard High School African Amer­i­can Cul­tural Her­itage Cen­ter in Cen­tre­ville on Thurs­day, May 11. Each county in Mary­land, plus Bal­ti­more City, cre­ated a square that was added to the eman­ci­pa­tion quilt for its cre­ation. The quilt has been mov­ing from county to county on dis­play since the 150 an­niver­sary of the eman­ci­pa­tion of Mary­land in 2014. The quilt will be in the build­ing un­til the end of the month and then will travel to Eas­ton. Clay­ton Wash­ing­ton, pres­i­dent of the Ken­nard Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion, said small groups can con­tact him to see the quilt and he will open the build­ing as it is only open to the pub­lic dur­ing events and the first Satur­day of the month.


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