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Monday, December 6, 2010

Nabb Center Presents 'African-American Churches of the Eastern Shore' December 8

SALISBURY, MD---Author and local historian Linda Duyer speaks on “African-American Churches of the Eastern Shore” 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 8.

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Her talk is at the gallery of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center For Delmarva History and Culture in Salisbury University’s East Campus Complex, 190 Wayne St.

As an author and independent researcher of Eastern Shore African-American history, Duyer has striven to find ways to increase awareness of the region’s extensive and significant African-American heritage.

One of her interests is the history of African-American churches on the Shore. While many church structures thrive over the years with active community congregations, some cease functioning as institutions of worship for a variety of reasons.

Duyer’s presentation includes examples of church structures that either have simply disappeared from the rural landscapes of which they were an integral part or have ceased serving as a place of worship and are abandoned or used for another purpose. She also speaks on churches that are architecturally and historically significant that have been torn down and replaced with new structures.

Sponsored by the Nabb Research Center, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6312 or visit the center’s Web site at

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