Chesapeake Bay Week

Smithville

Special | 8m 7s

Smithville, Maryland is at risk of losing its history. The predominantly black town had more than 100 inhabitants a century ago, now only four remain. A historic cemetery and church stand for now, but sea level rise threatens to wipe them out. Despite being a stop on the Underground Railroad Tour, and bordering a national wildlife refuge, Smithville is slowly turning from solid ground to marsh.

Aired: 04/24/19

Expires: 04/25/21

Rating: NR

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