Story Project

Freetown, Tony Spencer

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Tony Spencer was born and educated in Anne Arundel County. A renowned performing and vocal recording artist, composer, poet, model and storyteller, Tony was surprised to discover the impact his great great grandfather, James Spencer, had in founding this important community as a safe haven for African-Americans in our community. This is Tony’s story of discovering his family’s ties to Freetown and the significance that it has in our history and the heritage of our area.