Forbes names Tubman Byway to national list

CAMBRIDGE – The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway has been named to’s state-by-state list of women’s history landmarks. The online magazine created the list in honor of Women’s History Month in March. “We compiled the best locations across the country that highlight the contributions of women,” the article said. With every state in the […]

Remembering Dorchester for week of March 21

from the files of the dorchester banner The County Jail, which stood to the southeast of the Dorchester County Courthouse from about 1882 until its demolition in 1994, was a Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival style granite structure with brick and terra cotta features. The jail was the work of the Baltimore architect, Charles L. Carson. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

From the pages of The Banner 50 years ago Mayor Osvrey C. Pritchett this morning filed at City Hall for a second four-year term. The mayor, who is a local plumbing contractor, is the third city candidate to file. Earlier Leroy B. Edgar Jr. filed for the First Ward seat on the City Council while […]

Harriet Tubman Organization holds annual dinner

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan HTO President Donald Pinder spoke to the diners, who enjoyed a buffet dinner and musical selections performed by the Sensational Royal Lights.

CAMBRIDGE – Members of the Harriet Tubman Organization, Inc. (HTO) held their annual banquet on Saturday, celebrating their namesake and dedicating themselves to continue her legacy of advancement and equality for African-Americans. HTO Board Member William Jarmon recalled the first banquet, saying that Shirley Jackson had found a Banner article from 1992 covering the event. […]

Remembering Dorchester

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/Dorchester County Council Mrs. John A. L. Radcliffe is seen seated on the lawn of her home, “Spocott.” With her is “Aunt” Adaline Wheatley, who was in the family’s employ for many years. Spocott, located in the Neck District, today features a functioning windmill, a schoolhouse and Ms. Wheatley’s house, all restored to their original condition and open to the public.

50 years ago The chairman of the Community Relations Commission in Cambridge, William P. Chaffinch, has announced his group will meet with members of the Maryland Commission on Interracial Problems and Relations on March 12, here in Cambridge. The chairman of the commission’s housing committee, Mrs. Montgomery J. Shroyer, in a letter to Mr. Chaffinch, […]

Remembering Dorchester for Feb. 28, 2018

Submitted to The Dorchester Banner/Dorchester County Council Sam Morris’ store, which once stood on Main Street in Hurlock, as it appeared about 1915.

50 years ago Thirty-two percent of the graduates of Dorchester’s high schools go to college or higher education, “but what about the other 66 percent?” asked Dr. Donald Malley at a meeting of the North Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, held at Eldorado. The University of Maryland head of the Industrial Educational Department told the group […]

Black History Month: Sorority promotes scholarship, service

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Alumni Chapter member Jamie Jenkins, left, and President Tosha Deal are among the sorority’s sisters active in social and educational projects on the Eastern Shore.

CAMBRIDGE – The women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. have come a long way since their first public act, the Women’s Suffrage March in 1913. “One of the goals at that time was to advocate for people in need and for equality,” Cambridge Alumnae Chapter President Tosha Deal said on Friday. “Since then, we’ve […]

‘Down Homers’ keep local traditions alive

After a day’s trapping the boys sit in the skinning shed to rest a bit before starting to skin the rats. From left, Shriver Mills, Wilson Mills, Carly Thomas, Arthur Mills and Thomas Mills.

With the annual Outdoor Show coming up the last of February, many memories of years and events past come to mind. First of all, the good folks that put on the show at the old South Dorchester High School, now known as South Dorchester K-8, do a wonderful job showcasing part of Dorchester County’s past […]

‘The Road to Jim Crow’ is rescheduled

CAMBRIDGE — The Road to Jim Crow: the African-American Struggle on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, 1860-1915 has been rescheduled for Feb. 17 at 11 am. This presentation, based on the book by the same name will be led by the author, C. Christopher Brown. Making extensive use of primary sources, Mr. Brown has broken new ground […]

Cannery Park construction begins

Dorchester banner/Paul Clipper From left, Margaret Norfleet-Neff of Cross Street Partners, County Council President Ricky Travers, Katie Parks-White of the ESLC, Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley, and Dennis Carmichael of design firm Parker Rodriguez gather for the kick-off of the design phase of the new Cannery Park in Cambridge.

CAMBRIDGE – Representatives from Eastern Shore Land Conservation and Cross Street Partners gathered on Jan. 23 to announce progress being made on the construction of Cannery Park, and to hold the first community charette to gather public input prior to creating a master plan for the park. The project so far includes redevelopment of the […]

Black History Month offerings announced

CAMBRIDGE — The month of February is filled with opportunities to enhance African-American studies and family research for people of color in the region. The celebration of the unique culture, heritage and arts of this population will also be enjoyed. The Dorchester County Historical Society and The Chesapeake Kinfolk, Genealogy and Enrichment Services (CKGES) have […]