Ruth Starr Rose Easton is pleased to announce Clara Small, Ph.D., will be the first speaker in a series of talks focusing on African American life on the Eastern Shore at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 8 in Eastern Shore Land Conservancy Center located at 114 South Washington Street in Easton.
Dr. Small will speak about her book, “Compass Points” Profiles and Biographies of African Americans from the Delmarva Peninsula.” The book features 56 African Americans from our region, sharing their notable contributions and includes founders of African-American churches, politicians, educators and civil rights activists.
The speaker series is being held in conjunction with the exhibition, Ruth Starr Rose, Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World, featuring members of the African American founding families of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, in the Waterfowl Building, 40 S. Harrison Street.
Open every day, 11-4 through June 19, it includes pieces on loan from private collections and scenes of Eastern Shore life and labor, visual depictions of Negro Spirituals, and images of military heroes. Accompanying the exhibition are video interviews of many of the descendants of the families featured in the exhibition.