African American History month

January 31, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

photo of Gaithersburg Community Museum

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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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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March 17, 2016 | Jeff Getek

Robust Series of Events Commemorated African American History Month at Riderwood (PHOTO)

Riderwood retirement community recently completed a comprehensive slate of events and celebrations in February to commemorate African American History Month. Topics ranged from health, music and current events as the resident-led African American History Club coordinated the activities. On February 5, a panel of health care experts provided advice on heart health as the “Go […]

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February 24, 2016 | Willie James Inman

County Council Declares February as Black History Month (VIDEOS)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice along with other members of the Council declared February as Black History Month in Montgomery County on Tuesday, Feb. 23.  In a heartfelt speech, Rice touched on the progress the Black community has made in the County and the country.  Director of Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, James Stowe […]

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February 3, 2015 | Aline Barros

Music, Arts and Essay Contest to Celebrate African American History Month

In celebration of African American History Month, Gaithersburg will host a reception Feb. 18 at the Activitiy Center at Bohrer Park. Winners of a student essay contest will be recognized.

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December 15, 2014 | Krista Brick

Gaithersburg Hosts African American History Month Essay Contest

In celebration of African American History Month, the City of Gaithersburg’s Multicultural Affairs Committee is hosting an essay contest for third, fourth and fifth grade students from Gaithersburg elementary schools. The top three essay winners will read their essays and receive awards during a special reception on Wednesday, February 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. […]

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February 4, 2014 | Staff Writer

The Spirits Guide His Brush Art Exhibit

The artwork of African painter Ephrem Kouakou will be on display through March 16  at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg. The public is invited to a free reception celebrating Arican American History Month and Kouakou’s works Feb. 18 from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Viewing hours at the Activity Center […]

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July 12, 2013 | Tamika Smith

Meet the Gaithersburg Multicultural Committee

The Gaithersburg Multicultural Committee held its first meeting for fiscal year 2014.

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February 24, 2013 | Staff Writer

Rosa Parks Middle School Honors Namesake (Video)

Students, staff and parents gathered at Rosa Parks Middle School in Olney on February 13 to honor the school’s namesake on what would have been her 100th birthday and to celebrate African American History month. The event included dinner, song and dance performances and an inspiring speech by Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. Take a […]

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