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Hagerstown, Maryland, African American History

Hagerstown, Maryland, African American History
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A stone slave auction block from Hagerstown, Maryland, is displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. (C. Simkins/VOA)
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A stone slave auction block from Hagerstown, Maryland, is displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. (C. Simkins/VOA)

A fragment of a stone slave auction block from Hagerstown, Maryland, is displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C., with a scene recreating a slave auction seen in the background. (C. Simkins/VOA
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A fragment of a stone slave auction block from Hagerstown, Maryland, is displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C., with a scene recreating a slave auction seen in the background. (C. Simkins/VOA

An undated photo shows the home of Robert Kelsh in Hagerstown, Maryland. (Courtesy of Wendi Perry, Curator of Doleman Black Heritage Museum)
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An undated photo shows the home of Robert Kelsh in Hagerstown, Maryland. (Courtesy of Wendi Perry, Curator of Doleman Black Heritage Museum)

Children Arnetta and Catherine are seen playing on swings, in Wheaton Park, Hagerstown, Maryland, in the 1930s. (Courtesy of Wendi Perry, Curator of Doleman Black Heritage Museum)
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Children Arnetta and Catherine are seen playing on swings, in Wheaton Park, Hagerstown, Maryland, in the 1930s. (Courtesy of Wendi Perry, Curator of Doleman Black Heritage Museum)

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