Free Lecture - Brewer Hill The People's Cemetery of Annapolis, Maryland
Speakers:Elinor Thompson and Donald Brown
Date and Time:Wednesday January 9, 2019 12:00pm
Location:Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401 Directions to the Archives Registration: Please email or call Emily Oland Squires to RSVP at email@example.com or 410-260-6443.
Brewer Hill Cemetery is one of the oldest historically known African- American cemeteries still being used predominantly by the African - American communities for interments and is situated in the Capitol of our State. The history of the property can be traced back to the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Part of the property was once used as part of a Revolutionary War hospital. The People's Cemetery of Brewer Hill, received its name from Anne Arundel County Orphans Court Judge Nicholas Brewer II who used the property to bury his slaves and allow his colleagues and prominent friends to bury their slaves and their colored hired help within the communities of Annapolis and the local counties. Learn details about the more than 7,000 occupants who are interred in the cemetery that including: names, plot ownership, military service, life dates of both black and white who are interred in the historic cemetery.
Please join us! All are welcome!
Please note: A valid photo ID is required to enter the Archives building.