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July 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Parks Petition Asks Officials to Acknowledge Racism in Public Displays (VIDEO)

Charlotte Coffield has lived in Silver Spring for more than 80 years and said she remembers it as a segregated place where blacks couldn’t even eat at the same restaurants as whites. “We could not go to dress shops and try on clothes,” Coffield said. “We couldn’t try on hats. If you handled it, you […]

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May 31, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Historic Lyttonsville Bridge Closed But Not Forgotten (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Rusted supports and a deteriorating surface forced the closure of a bridge built in Lyttonsville almost a century ago. The Talbot Avenue structure still represents an historic connection between the Silver Spring community founded by a free black laborer in 1853 and other Montgomery County neighborhoods. The 105-foot-long bridge spans train tracks slated for use […]

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