St. Mary's College is getting ready to build a new stadium complex as a means to accommodate a new academic building. In the process of conducting the required archaeological survey, we have discovered artifacts indicating evidence of slave quarters. The College wants to educate people about the existence and relevance of what we are finding. President Tuajuanda Jordan is leading discussions on how we can commemorate and honor these discoveries at St. Mary’s College. We invite you to view the presentation and join the conversation.
Our nation’s connections to slavery are difficult to grapple with, but history teaches us that every moment can be a learning experience. Although we cannot go back and change the past, we can use hard lessons from history to guide our collective path towards the future.”
– St. Mary’s College President Tuajuanda C. Jordan.
Archaeological Digging by St. Mary’s College Students at Mattapany Road Site
- All of Us Would Walk Together
An exhibit on the transition from slavery to freedom at St. Mary’s City, Maryland
- Many in Slave Sale cited by Georgetown toiled in Southern Maryland
Article by the Enterprise
- History of Sotterley Plantation
Learn the history of the Sotterley Plantation, another local historic landmark with a history of slavery.
- St. Mary’s College Recognized by Maryland Historical Trust for Archaeological Stewardship
Historic St. Mary’s City
Sites of Remembrance:
Enslavement and Freedom
We are fortunate as a College to have Historic St. Mary’s City as a valued partner, actively involved in informing our thinking. For more information on Historic St. Mary’s City, visit http://hsmcdigshistory.org.
- St. John’s Site Museum
- St. Mary’s City Waterfront
- Van Sweringen Inn
- Mackall Barn
- Print House Site
- Visitors Center
- Godiah Spray Plantation
- Slave-Tenant Quarter at Brome Howard
- Brome Howard Plantation House