Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Agnes Kane Callum (1926-2015)
MSA SC 3520-13117


Newspaper articles (listed in chronological order):

"Block in Baltimore Kept Clean by One-Woman Police Force." Springfield Union (MA), April 27, 1967.

Winborne, Racine S. "Flower of the Forest : A History of two Families." Baltimore Afro-American, August 27, 1983.

Rodricks, Dan. "Agnes Kane Callum: Hunting a Heritage in Baltimore City." Baltimore Sun, March 25, 1984.

Hall III, Wiley. "Getting Close to Your Ancestors." Baltimore Sun, January 31, 1991.

Schoettler, Carl. "A Sense of Ownership Pain and Pride: History Weighs heavily on the Old Sotterley Plantation  in St. Mary's County, and on those who labor to save it, black and white." Baltimore Sun, January 22, 1996.

"Black Churches named to most-endangered List." Lodi News-Sentinel, June 22, 1996.

Spinner, Jackie. "Saving Sotterley: The Stories of Two Families is Preserved--As Long as the Houses Stand." Washington Post, June 27, 1996.

Janofsky, Michael. "Descendants of Slave and Master Work to Save a Common Heritage: A Plantation in Maryland Serves as a Symbol of Reconciliation." New York Times, August 18, 1996.

Trejos, Nancy. "Life's Work Rooted in Family Tree." The Washington Post, August 30, 1998.

McCauley, Mary Carol. "Bridges to the Past: The Very Personal Stories behind the Items on Display at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum." June 22, 2005.

Atwood, Liz. "All in the Family: Genealogy Research Unlocks the Past." Baltimore Sun, June 3, 2006.

"SMCM Graduates 426." Southern Maryland News, May 12, 2008.

Callum, Martina P. "An Amazing Grace." Catholic Review, November 11, 2011.

Kelly, Jacques. "Agnes K. Callum." The Baltimore Sun, 27 July 2015.

Pitts, Jonathan M. "Sotterley Plantation in southern Maryland to open its slave quarters to the public." The Baltimore Sun, 21 April 2017.


The Maryland State Archives and the University of Maryland College Park . A Guide to the History of Slavery in Maryland . Annapolis : Maryland State Archives, 2007.

Other sources:

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society--Agnes Kane Callum Baltimore Chapter.

Sotterley Plantation, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

"Tribute to Agnes Kane Callum." Archivist Bulldog, vol. 10 no. 4 (February 26, 1996). Quarterly newsletter published by the Maryland State Archives.

Video of Sotterley Plantation's interview with Agnes Kane Callum. Available on YouTube:

Return to Agnes Kane Callum's Introductory Page


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