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Volunteers working to bolster the story of African-American history in Harford County

Volunteers working to bolster the story of African-American history in Harford County

Roxann Redd-Wallace grew up in Harford County and witnessed a major historic event as a student moving from a racially segregated school to integrated public schools in the mid-1960s, but she still learned little else – either in school or from her own family – about African-Americans' contributions to Harford County and its history.

"Absolutely not, schoolbooks didn't include us," Redd-Wallace, who is black, said.

A resident of Abingdon who grew up in the Abingdon and Edgewood areas, Redd-Wallace attended the segregated Central Consolidated School in Hickory from first through fifth grades. She transferred to Deerfield Elementary School after Harford...

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