Articles by Bryan Gallion

February 19, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Commission Established to Honor 19th-Century Lynching Victims

Almost 140 years after at least three black men were lynched in Montgomery County, the county council has called for a commission to memorialize the victims and promote a better understanding of the community’s racial history. Councilmembers Will Jawando, Craig Rice and Hans Riemer introduced a resolution on Jan. 22 to form the Remembrance and […]

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February 19, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival Celebrates 10th Year in Rockville

The Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival celebrated its 10th year this past weekend at Rockville’s Hilton Hotel. A renewal of the former East Coast Jazz Festival, this three-day event showcases the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area’s renowned jazz artists, up-and-coming acts and student ensembles, as well as popular touring musicians. The festival was developed by a committee […]

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February 14, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

From Bethesda Resident to ‘Survivor’ Castaway

A Bethesda resident will test her strength and endurance as she competes on the upcoming season of CBS’ “Survivor.” Julia Carter, 25, moved to Montgomery County after finishing graduate school to work in Washington, D.C. She lived in Bethesda for a year before starting medical school at Rutgers University this past fall. She remembers starting […]

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February 13, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Haywood Robinson III

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining light on some of Montgomery County’s most notable public figures, advocates, historians and leaders that have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor Rev. Dr. Haywood Robinson III, a pastor and the president of the Montgomery County […]

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February 8, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Historical Society Sponsors Black History Events

Montgomery History, the county’s historical society, is sponsoring numerous programs throughout February to explore the vital role African Americans have played in the community’s founding and development.   “‘Five for Freedom’ Book Talk and Signing with Eugene L. Meyer” at Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville (Friday, Feb. 8, 7-8:30 p.m.) Author Eugene L. Meyer will […]

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February 7, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Chinese New Year Celebrations in Montgomery County

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is a centuries-old celebration to begin a new calendar year that has become a global observance. The new year is rung in with 15 days’ worth of traditions, culminating in the Lantern Festival. Events are being held throughout Montgomery County to start […]

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February 7, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

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Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Isiah Leggett

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining light on some of Montgomery County’s most notable public figures, advocates, historians and leaders that have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor former Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett. Leggett finished a 12-year tenure as the […]

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January 31, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

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Celebrating Black History Month in the County: An Event Guide

Intended to recognize blacks’ prominent role in U.S. history, Black History Month has been nationally observed every February for over 40 years. Several Montgomery County organizations have events planned to celebrate and to educate residents. Here are some of the many Black History events that will take place throughout the county this month:  “Family Day […]

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