Black History Month

March 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

MCPS-TV Spotlights Kennedy HS and South Lake ES

Montgomery County Public Schools students participated in numerous projects and events during Black History Month. MCPS-TV spotlighted two such projects in their MCPS Moment videos series. John F. Kennedy High School students from five different classes across four subject areas collaboratively created a museum exhibit titled “America’s Dark Secret,” focused on African American history. Learn […]

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February 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

A Walk Through the Underground Railroad Trail in Sandy Spring

The Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park in Sandy Spring is home to an Underground Railroad trail. The trail is a guide for the route enslaved African Americans in Montgomery County may have taken to reach freedom. That often meant walking all the way to Pennsylvania, which was the nearest free state for many years.

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February 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Black History Month: MCPS Board of Education Voting Majority Makes History

For the first time, five of the eight MCPS Board of Education members are African American. MyMCMedia’s Jordan Lindsay has more details on what motivated each of them to serve as a voice for all students. With more than 165 thousand students across 208 schools, the entire board is passionate about the work they do […]

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February 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

First African-American ‘Councilmember for a Day’ Winner Recognized

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice presented a proclamation recognizing the first African-American Councilmember for a Day contest winner. The opportunity is meant to give high schoolers access to local government operations. Adjo Evonlah is a senior at Northwest High School in Germantown and the CEO of Pouchful, a company that provides environmentally-sustainable lunch bags for […]

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February 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Black History Month: Montgomery County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Celebrates 50 Years

The Montgomery County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. has been dedicated to service in the local community for the past 50 years. As MyMCMedia continues to celebrate Black History Month, we highlight a sisterhood of women committed to serving the people of Montgomery County through a wide range of impact-driven programs. Throughout […]

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February 20, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Legendary Sherwood Coach Warren Crutchfield

Warren Crutchfield is a legend at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring. Shawn Hillman, a teacher at Sherwood and a Class of 1990 alumnus, considered Crutchfield — who died at 82 years old in July 2019 — to be a mentor and father figure. “He’s an absolute warrior and not a warrior as in a […]

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February 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Yale Student Body President Kahlil Greene

At 19-years-old, Kahlil Greene of Germantown is already a Montgomery County Black History-maker. Greene was elected the first black student body president of Yale University. His term as student body president started in May 2019 and it concludes in May 2020. MyMCMedia caught up with Greene, who is currently a junior studying U.S. History and […]

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February 18, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights County Councilmember Craig Rice

Montgomery Community Media is honoring Montgomery County’s District 2 Councilmember Craig Rice. Rice was first elected in November of 2010 as the District 2 representative. This, at the time, made him the youngest African American to serve on the council. Rice is also the president of the MACo Diversity Caucus and serves as a chairman […]

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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 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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