Historians move to include more black heritage on national register

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Black history authorities say getting more black-history sites on the National Register of Historic Places requires nominating more sites and including recent research on existing nominations.

Mary Harris, from Adamstown, Md., counts freed slaves among her ancestors. She joined with regional historians at a mid-November workshop in Buckeystown to accomplish these two strategies.

She detailed how after emancipation, former slaves quickly began living in the tobacco shacks where they'd previously worked for their former masters.

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnerships' African American Heritage committee aims to expand knowledge of blacks' historical impact along U.S. 15 from Gettysburg to Monticello, Va. That 175-mile corridor is known as the Journey Through Hallowed Ground.

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