The public is cordially invited to the 17th annual Faith Community United Methodist Church in East New Market, MD (Site #21 along the Tubman Byway) for the annual Heritage Day on Saturday, October 6, starting at 11:oo am. This event will feature a celebration of African-American music, dance, food, and fellowship.
The theme for 2018 is “Return to Our Roots.” The keynote speaker will be Dale Glenwood Green, an Eastern Shore native and Professor of Architecture and Chair of Historic Preservation Program at Morgan State University.
Prof. Green’s ancestor was Rev. Samuel Green, who was a freed slave, pastor, and collaborator with Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. Green was eventually caught and imprisoned for possessing a copy of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s abolitionist novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The sentence was 10 years. He lived in East New Market, Maryland, and preached at what is today Faith Community United Methodist Church (Site #21 along the Tubman Byway). Rev. Green then went on to be one of the founders of Morgan State University, where his descendant Dale Green works today.
Music will be provided by Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church Gospel Choir and the Green Family Ensemble. All are welcome. This event has been sponsored by the East New Market Town Council, Dorchester Elks Lodge #223, and the Heart of the Chesapeake Heritage Area.
Faith Community is located near the corner of Routes 14 and 392 in East New Market, Maryland.
Herschel Johnson at 410-228-6657
Royce Sampson at 410-820-8350.
Faith Community United Methodist Church
509 Railroad Ave
East New Market, Maryland 21631
Information courtesy of Harriet Tubman Underground Railway