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“To do right and overcome”: The Plummer Family in Slavery and Freedom

March 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Escape attempts, slave auctions, retrieving a daughter “sold South,” community activism, founding a church, a US Army 1894 dishonorable discharge (changed to honorable 100+ years later)–all parts of the Plummer family’s remarkable and powerful story as learned through a diary, a spiritual memoir, and documents retrieved at archives. Join us as we share highlights of this family’s story and celebrate the induction of matriarch Emily Saunders Plummer into the Maryland Women’s Hall of fame 2018, both for her inspiring story and as a representative of other enslaved African American Maryland women.

All are welcome! Please plan to attend! Feel free to bring both your lunch and any questions you may have!

Registration: Please email or call Emily Oland Squires to RSVP to this free event at [email protected] or 410-260-6443.

Please note: a valid photo ID is required to enter the Archives building.


March 21, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Blvd
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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