April 26, 2021
Dr. Henry Louis Gates once wrote that, “If making a way out of no way is a theme that runs throughout African American life, few things encapsulate that theme more powerfully than The Green Book.” Candacy Taylor is an award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian working on a multidisciplinary project based on the Green Book. In Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America, Taylor has masterfully pulled together this story of resilience and segregation in a way that elevates and memorializes this history – a history still rooted in countless towns and cities across America.
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Candacy Taylor is an award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian working on a multidisciplinary project based on the Green Book. Taylor is the author of Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America (Abrams Books). She is also the curator and content specialist for an exhibition based on her book that will be toured by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) starting in June 2020. The exhibition will travel throughout the United States for three years.
This week’s episode of PreserveCast is sponsored by Visit Hagerstown in Washington County Maryland; a destination for your next staycation. The county is famous for the Antietam Battlefield and Civil War sites and a place to experience the 50th anniversary of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Park. Washington County is also home to trails for hiking and biking, canoeing, arts and culture, and many locally-owned restaurants and vineyards. To learn more, head to visithagerstown.com. Maryland: Open for Historic Gateways.
Historic Roofing is your old house specialist. We are a small family run company of master craftsmen, providing our clients with consultations and expertise in restoration, maintenance and repair in the lost arts and craft of slate, tile and architectural metal roofing since 1990. Historic Roofing has saved many prominent historic buildings in the Washington Metropolitan area. To learn more about Historic Roofing’s many services, visit historicroofingcompany.com or better yet, give a call at 410-741-0572, we’d love to discuss the history your building holds.
Tolson’s Chapel and School is a National Historic Landmark in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Built in 1866 by free and newly-freed African Americans, the Methodist chapel doubled as a Freedmen’s Bureau school in 1868-1869 and the county-run Sharpsburg Colored School until 1899. Learn more about Tolson’s Chapel at tolsonschapel.org