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On May 14, 2007, the Annapolis City Council approved a resolution expressing regret for the municipal government's involvement in the institution of slavery entitled:

"Expressing the City Council's Profound Regret for Role of the Municipal Government in Maintaining and Supporting the Practice of Slavery."

Click to view PDF of the legislation.

1940 c. Unknown aerial of City Dock, Market Space, Market house, Main Street MSA SC 2140-1-585

"Is a City the sum of its people or are the people a reflection of the City?"

Discovering the stories of citizens both known and heretofore unknown are a major element of the Blacks in Annapolis project. These personal histories or case studies will be derived from the study of various record series which will yield numerical, biographical, geographic, economic, social, legislative and political facts relating to Annapolis’ free and enslaved population.