Myra Brosius, a member of Govans’ Racial Justice Working Group, recently conducted research into the history of Govans during the years leading up to the Civil War. On February 27 and April 24, 2022, she presented the results of her research as part of our Adult Options education time. Through a case study of Robert Galbraith, an early Govans’ minister who led us in the years leading up to and through the Civil War. There are so many fascinating and thought-provoking stories, from the families of founding benefactors splitting over the Civil War, and on to Galbraith’s preaching to the enslaved population at the Hampton plantation and the resulting racially-charged Baltimore County scandal that appears in the archives of the National Park Service. Watch Part One and Part Two below.
To learn more about Govans’ Racial Justice Ministry, contact Lea Gilmore, Minister for Racial Justice and Multicultural Engagement at email@example.com.