On Thursday, September 5, at 7:30 pm, Elinor Thompson, author and researcher, will speak on a topic relating to African American history in Anne Arundel County.
Elinor Thompson is the author of Nelson's Rest: Documenting Asbury Broadneck Historic Church Communities and Burial Grounds, published in 2014. She was the primary researcher who worked with other members of the church to write the history of the church, its cemetery, and its ministers. She was a founder of the Broadneck African-American Heritage Project, a repository for research done in conjunction with the book. Elinor also published In the 8th District, a book about the history of African American churches in southern Anne Arundel County. Ms. Thompson was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture in 2017.