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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

'Sources of Black Community' Exhibit at Nabb Center Through July 30

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, 190 Wayne Ave., presents the exhibit “Sources of Black Community: Family and Faith” through Friday, July 30.

The genesis of the exhibit came from co-curator and family historian L. Paul Morris Jr., who has conducted extensive research into the lives of Levin Houston, George Pollitt, members of the Pollitt family and other free African-Americans who helped found the Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church, now the site of the Charles H. Chipman Cultural Center.

Through the exhibit, Morris examines the role that religious institutions played in the growth of an African-American middle class on the Eastern Shore and the wide variety of resources available in conducting African-American history research. Morris is also vice chair of the Nabb Research Center Board of Directors.

Historical photographs of Elijah Fassett, members of his family and related families from the collection of the Rev. David Briddell, former Worcester County resident, are also featured, as are photographs from Salisbury historian Linda Duyer. Rounding out the exhibit are pictures and documents of the Molock family and related families from the collection of Kieford Jackson of Dorchester County.

Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or by appointment.  Admission is free and the public is invited.

For more information call 410-543-6312 or visit the Nabb Research Center Web site at

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