Salisbury's Black History: Georgetown and Beyond
Driving through Salisbury today, it is easy to miss the neighborhoods where Black Salisburians lived, worked, and made memories with their friends and family. The Georgetown, Cuba, California, and Jersey neighborhoods either no longer exist or have been forever changed by construction and segregation, with next to none of their buildings, homes, or businesses still standing. However, the creation of the Church Street Mural and accompanying park, the preservation of John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church as the Charles H. Chipman Cultural Center, the dedication of the Lynching Memorial historical marker, and the introduction of other ongoing initiatives show the city of Salisbury’s attempts to honor the legacy of its rich Black culture and community. Those participating in the walking tour are encouraged to park in the Downtown Salisbury Parking Garage. Please be careful and cautious when crossing streets and intersections.