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The Road To Freedom: From Maryland Slavery to Queen Victoria's Court
Black History On Wheels: Explore Maryland's Black History and History Makers!Click here to download flyer and reservation form! We will head north to Sandy Springs and the Sandy Springs Slave Museum. The museum has several displays to see. There is a cross-section of a slaving clipper ship, a slave-era log cabin, an arts pavilion and a great hall. Some of these items on display will be very sobering, and we will be very glad this phase of our history is over and done. On an inspiring note, our trip will also have us spending time learning of those African Americans who had an impact, not only on Maryland history but the history of our country. These notable people have spanned generations, from the 17th century with Mathias de Sousa, who was one of Maryland's first founding colonists to 20th century with Cab Calloway, the world renowned musician who helped shape modern music as we know it today. Get to know the Marylanders who fought for civil rights, explored science, influenced music and art, authored classic literary works, and changed our nation for the better. After our visit at Sandy Springs, we will go to lunch in Poolesville, at Bassett’s Restaurant. After our very delicious lunch, we will take a small ride over to Boyds and visit the Boyds Negro School (circa 1890). Here we will visit with Claudia who will give us the history of the school, insight on the experience of its students and teachers, and the great lengths African Americans had to go through to receive and education during this time period. Afterwards, we will head back to Surratt House.