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Frederick’s Mount Olivet Cemetery in African American History

Course number : LIR178   ID : 22528    Section Number : 1
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Frederick City and the county’s history can be viewed as an amazing case study in the realm of our country’s collective African American experience. This locale was truly a "border county within a border state.” Participants will be given a rare view of Black history from the context of a cemetery that has served as a mirror on Frederick since its founding in the early 1850s. You'll hear stories of early “persons of color” buried at Mount Olivet, and give an overview of the locations of Frederick’s early and exclusively African American cemeteries throughout the city and county. Other stops on this walk will include spotlighting influential white citizens who perhaps were leading local slaveholders, and/or played leadership roles in integrating our community up through the 1964 Civil Rights Movement and beyond. Bring your walking shoes as we plan to cover a few miles through the winding roads and lanes of Frederick’s historic, garden cemetery. We will meet at the Key Memorial Chapel just beyond the Francis Scott Key Memorial. There is ample parking in the circle drive around the chapel as students can park here. Rain Date - October 1
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Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue


Christopher Haugh 



Please read:  This course will meet on campus in an in-person environment. Students must abide by current Maryland COVID guidelines in outdoor public areas whenever it is not possible to maintain physical distancing.

In County 

Price: $10.00

In State 

Price: $15.00

Out of State Price 




Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/28/2021 - 9/28/2021 Weekly - Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Frederick, OFF CAMPUS  Map, Room: Off Campus Location Christopher Haugh