Learn More about Freetown — View the “Story Project” Video Featuring Tony Spencer
One of our favorite “Story Project” videos features Tony Spencer. 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 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. Learn more about Tony Spencer, below, and then learn more at the Northern Arundel Cultural Preservation Society, Inc.
Through the Chesapeake Crossroads Story Project, we tell the powerful stories of the volunteers who work at our heritage sites, discover how and why they do what they do, with the understanding that our history and heritage are critical to understanding our future.