Bishop Wayman’s Long Road Home

Bishop Wayman’s Long Road Home

I walked 16 miles from Easton to my father’s. I knocked at the door and said, “Who lives here?” Father answered by saying, “Who is that?” I said,  “Me.” Then mother said, “That’s Alexander”– showing a mother never forgets her child. Read Bishop Wayman’s story...
First Black Churches

First Black Churches

First Black Churches and Congregations in the Choptank River Heritage Area, re-discovered through the journal of Mrs. Jarena Lee.   Jarena Lee (1783-1849) was the first female preacher of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church. She left her Philadelphia...

Nettie Dean Carter – Ahead of Her Time

In an unusual twist of fate, the Ridgely native – and prominent teacher, suffragette, and businesswoman – received more attention from the Baltimore press than from local media during her remarkable lifetime.   [ Researched and written by Caroline...