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Rarely Told Stories of the Eastern Shore: The Crisfield Protest of 1961

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 speaks with retired Salisbury University Professor Dr. Clara Small about the ten young students who travelled to Crisfield, Maryland to protest racial inequality on Christmas Eve in 1961.

(originally aired 3/12/24)

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.