civil rights movement

February 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Registration Opens for Maryland Civil Rights Bus Tour

Registration is now open for the annual Maryland Civil Rights Education Freedom Experience bus tour. The tour, hosted by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, retraces the steps of Civil Rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Medgar Evers. This year’s nine-day bus tour is scheduled from April 7 to […]

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February 1, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPL Programs Celebrate Black History Month

From movie screenings, discussions, musical performances and more, Montgomery County Public Libraries have events planned all month long to celebrate Black History. “We also have some historical presentations,” Mary Ellen Icaza, assistant director of outreach for MCPL, said. “We have a historical presentation on Thurgood Marshall and we also have a presentation where someone will […]

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October 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New Exhibit Shows Life in Montgomery County in the 1950s (VIDEO)

The 1950s was known for its “boom” across the nation but especially in Montgomery County, according to experts from Montgomery History. “You had not only this atomic era of the Cold War where people were worried about bomb shelters and that kind of boom, but we also had the ‘baby boom’ going on,” Montgomery History’s […]

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February 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland Civil Rights Bus Tour Open for Registration (VIDEO)

Register now for the annual Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience bus tour. The tour, hosted by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, retraces the steps of Civil Rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Medgar Evers. This year’s bus tour is scheduled during Montgomery County Public Schools spring break […]

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April 4, 2016 | Willie James Inman

National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art & Crafts Show Planned for This Weekend (PHOTO)

The 32nd Annual National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art and Crafts Show will take place this weekend at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. The event presents an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about African-American history and culture. Vendors from across the country will set up educational booths on a range of topics […]

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March 1, 2016 | Willie James Inman

County Council Recognizes AFL-CIO D.C. Council President for Impact on Labor Movement (VIDEO & PHOTO)

The Montgomery County Council honored the longest serving and first African-American President of the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO on Tuesday. Joslyn Williams received the proclamation from Councilmember Nancy Navarro during a County Council session. Williams grew up in the South during the Jim Crow era and attended Howard University in Washington D.C. After college he […]

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March 9, 2015 | Aline Barros

From Montgomery County to Selma: Retired MCPS Teacher Shares His Story (VIDEO)

In 1965, thousands of people marched to stand up for civil rights; including a 23-year-old Montgomery County Public School teacher. His name: Harry Klugel. Klugel, 73, was a Wheaton High School teacher, and a member of the All Souls Church in Washington D.C. After hearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to march for civil […]

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