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Stories of Liberty
Archeology in Annapolis

2008 Archeology Month

The 2008 theme is about celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Annapolis City Charter!

Annapolis printer Jonas Green protested the British Stamp Act of 1765 using this piece of lead printer's type. Green published many pieces in the Maryland Gazette criticizing Britain's "Intolerable Acts" against colonists seeking liberty at the dawn of the American Revolution. 

Archeology has uncovered evidence of African American spiritual practices throughout Annapolis. These artifacts, found at the Charles Carroll House in a cache (or nkisi in West Central Africa) are everyday objects used to protect the places where enslaved people lived and worked. These symbols bear witness to African Americans' enduring quest for liberty. 

(2008 Booklet not available)

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