When genealogist Agnes Kane Callum made her first visit to Sotterley, the sprawling St. Mary’s County plantation where her great-grandfather lived as a slave, she was surprised to learn that the tour included no stops at the 1830s-era slave cabin that stands down the hill from the main mansion.
In fact, when Callum, a Baltimore native who spent decades chronicling Maryland’s African-American history, insisted on seeing the building, she found it locked with a “DO NOT ENTER” sign across the door.
Recommended links on this topic:
Log in to leave a comment. Sign In / Sign Up