Juneteenth Moments: Carole Boston Weatherford on Wye House and Dr. Copper


The Spy loves the Academy Art Museum’s annual Juneteenth celebration every year. It’s a time when the Talbot County community comes together to not only observe the historic end of slavery in the United States but reflect on shared values and the extraordinary history of our region.

This year, the Spy was impressed that the organizing committee sought out Carole Boston Weatherford is a keynote speaker. Weatherford, a New York Times best-selling author and poet, also is a direct descendant of the Moaney and Copper families of Unionville and Copperville in Talbot County.

In her noontime presentation, Weatherford reflects through poetry her ancestors lives at Wye House, the historic estate where Frederick Douglass was raised, and channels those relatives as she honors their lives.

This video is approximately four minutes in length. For more information about the Academy Art Museum please go here.

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