African American Community Wants to Preserve Its Heritage

It was a U.S. community that was once the site of a regional slave market where black men, women and children were sold to white slave owners. After the slaves were freed in 1863, some stayed, forming their own neighborhood. Now a group of African Americans is trying to preserve the history and culture of the centuries-old black community that has faded over time. VOA’s Chris Simkins has more on the story from Hagerstown, Maryland.


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