CROWNSVILLE, MD – African America history is sometimes hard to come across because so little is known and recorded.
Yet archeologists can unearth unspoiled records of what happened hundreds of years ago.
The Maryland Department of Transportation and State Highway Administration recently uncovered a long-forgotten slave cemetery in Correspondent Morgan Wright reports on how archeologists have discovered slave quarters, a slave cemetery and descendants of slaves that once worked and lived on the land.
Deep in the forest, sisters Shelly Evans and Wanda Watts walk in the footsteps of their ancestors the two women share a frustration common to many African Americans, whose ancestors were enslaved in America.
“We have no history. We begin and we end here,” says Wanda Watts.
But thanks to a recent and accidental discovery, the sisters may have uncovered their family’s hidden family on this piece of land.