Category Archives: Black History

Negro Mountain History

Western Maryland’s Historical Library: Negro Mountain The most commonly accepted historical account as to how Negro Mountain received its name can be traced to the 1750s. Colonel Thomas Cresap and his black body-servant, “Nemesis,” were tracking a group of American … Continue reading

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Maryland Bill Seeks To Rename Negro, Polish Mountains

By The Associated Press (, 2/7/2011) CUMBERLAND, Md. – A Maryland state senator said Monday that she has introduced a bill seeking to rename two Appalachian peaks, Negro Mountain and Polish Mountain, citing cultural sensitivities. Lawmakers Speak to FOX 5 … Continue reading

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