Historic Signage Unveiled at Juneteenth Celebration

The sign, which is located between the foot of High Street and the Port of Chestertown Marina, is apologetic and contrite in tone.

The town acknowledges that its harbor is “where human beings captured from Africa were enslaved and transported to be bought and sold for the profit of free labor,” and that even after the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 freed all slaves, African-Americans continued to suffer “gross injustices and subjugation.”

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