The Passing of Local Historian Linda Duyer

Nov 13, 2020

Linda Duyer holding her book, "Around the Pond", a history of the African American community in Salisbury known as Georgetown.
Credit John Muller

This past weekend, Salisbury lost a historian. Linda Duyer was known to write about the city's past -- sometimes the difficult past -- and especially the African American community.

Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Greg Bassett, editor and general manager of the Salisbury Independent, who says her columns opened up a whole different understanding of the city he thought he knew.

On her Facebook page, she last wrote, "I'm wishing everyone I've known all the best."