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Rarely Told Stories of the Eastern Shore: Maryland's Dark Ties to Colonization Prior to Abolition of Slavery

Rarely Told Stories of the Eastern Shore is funded by a grant from the Maryland Office of Tourism to the Beach to Bays Heritage Area and Produced by Delmarva Public Media

In this segment, Bryan Russo learns about the effort in Maryland prior to the abolition of slavery to convince free and recently emancipated African Americans to a colony in Africa called Maryland in Liberia.

(originally aired 3/19/24)

Bryan brings over 20 years of broadcasting and journalism experience to Delmarva Public Media after doing multi-award-winning work for WAMU/WRAU-FM as the host of “Coastal Connection” and as its coastal reporter. He’s contributed to national entities like the BBC, NPR, and the Associated Press, and worked the local newsbeat at the Maryland Coast Dispatch in Ocean City.