Skeleton being digged up at an archaeological dig (Photo credit: MAHMOUD ZAYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Md. Dig Seeks Proof of 1st Free Black Community

Archaeology students have been sifting through a little patch of ground on Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer, seeking evidence that it was home to the nation’s first free African-American community.


Shackles for slave children are seen on display. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Va. Slave Database Has 10,000 Names

The Virginia Historical Society is going on the road to spread the word about its database of slave names. The database now includes more than 10,000 names and 1,500 digital images of documents.