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February 5, 2011 / Council of State Archivists

State archivists uncover stories of slavery

This article originally appeared on www.hometownannapolis.com on February 3, 2011 and was written by Theresa Winslow.

Like someone mining for gold in a stream, Maya Davis slowly sifted through the yellowed pages of a 150-year-old newspaper at the Maryland State Archives. She peered at the type crammed into the 2½-foot-wide Baltimore American and Commercial Advertiser, scanning line after line. “It was headache-inducing,” said Davis, a research archivist. But it’s part of her job, and her persistence paid off. [link to full article]

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