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St. Mark’s in Maryland acknowledges its historical links to slavery

St. Mark’s in Maryland acknowledges its historical links to slavery

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Lappans, Maryland, dedicated two markers this past week.

According to the rector, the church was founded in 1849 by slaveholding families.

One commemorates the African-American slaves who were baptized, married and buried at the church.

The second marker recognizes the church’s use as a field hospital for soldiers wounded in the Civil War battles of Antietam and Gettysburg.

The church also made a video for the occasion, which details the history of the enslaved people who came through St. Mark’s. You can see it here, and it is moving beyond words.


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