Black History Month

February 12, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass Statues Unveiled at Maryland Statehouse

Gov. Hogan unveiled statues of Maryland abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman at the Maryland State House on Monday. Their statues were placed in the Old House of Delegates Chamber of the State House, the room in which the decision to abolish slavery in Maryland was made.  Tubman and Douglass were born into slavery in […]

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February 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 12 in Montgomery County

It is Wednesday, Feb. 12 and it’s the late President Abraham Lincon’s birthday. Make sure you wear a large hat to celebrate. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Conversation with Oldest Living Tuskegee Airman: In honor of Black History Month, Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, the oldest living Tuskegee Airman, is sharing […]

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February 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Pedestrian Safety, Capital Budget Top Agenda at Katz News Conference

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz discussed pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic safety, the Council’s capital budget and Black History Month in his Monday news conference. Here is the news conference in its entirety.

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February 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights the Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce

The Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce is focused on starting, sustaining and growing successful black businesses throughout the state. The organization does this by offering networking opportunities, resources and partnerships which provide training, workshops, coaching and funding assistance. Currently, officials say there are about 200 business within the Chamber throughout Maryland, and 50% of their […]

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February 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Justice Thurgood Marshall’s Rockville Roots

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s work to integrate schools began in Rockville, where he argued for equal pay for black teachers in the now-vacant grey courthouse at Courthouse Square in Rockville. “It was here, in some ways, that he started the quest,” said Ralph Buglass, a speaker with the Montgomery County Historical Society. “It’s […]

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February 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Tuskegee Airman, Bethesda Resident Continues Dream Week with NASA Honor

Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, a former Tuskegee Airman and Bethesda resident, is having a very memorable week. Sunday he took part in the Super Bowl pregame coin toss ceremony, Tuesday night he was recognized by President Trump at the State of the Union Address and Wednesday, the 100 year-old was honored at NASA Headquarters in […]

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February 5, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Charles McGee on Receiving Honors at Super Bowl, State of the Union

Former Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee was honored Feb. 5 at NASA Headquarters during a Black History Month program about the general. McGee was recently appointed to Brigadier General by President Donald Trump and was recognized during the State of the Union Address on Feb. 4. McGee said “it was a real thrill” to be honored […]

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February 4, 2020 | Ryan Donovan

Montgomery County Council to Commemorate Black History Month February 11

The Montgomery County Council plans to hold a special program Tuesday, February 11 at 9:30 am to commemorate Black History Month. The program will include a video segment that spotlights historic African American communities in Montgomery County such as Emory Grove in Gaithersburg, Scotland in Potomac and White Ground in Boyds. The video features members of […]

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February 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Tuskegee Airman from Bethesda Honored with Super Bowl Coin Toss

Col. Charles McGee, 100-year-old former Tuskegee Airman and Bethesda resident, participated in the 54th Super Bowl coin toss on Feb. 2.  The @49ers win the toss and elect to defer. The @Chiefs will take the ball to start the game. 📺: #SBLIV | 6:30pm ET on FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app pic.twitter.com/xrd6RIQ7Qo — […]

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February 3, 2020 | Ryan Donovan and Josalyn Perez

Josiah Henson Park Will Reopen in Late Fall

Josiah Henson Park, a 1.43-acre historic property located at 11420 Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda, is anticipating opening in the late Fall of 2020.   Construction began on Feb. 2019 but the park has been closed since Nov. 5. The goal for the park is to become a world-class museum and education center as well as to create a […]

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