Excavation Finds Evidence of a Forgotten Black Community

Excavation Finds Evidence of a Forgotten Black Community
(Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)

Slate pencils, pieces of dolls and other artifacts found beneath a 180-year-old cabin in Hagerstown, Maryland, speak to a largely overlooked chapter in local African American history.

As Brad Bell reports for WJLA, the house—excavated by archaeologists from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration last month—stands in the center of what was once a thriving black community.

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