Black History Month

February 19, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Marilyn Hughes Gaston, M.D.

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining the 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 Marilyn Hughes Gaston, M.D., the first African American woman to direct a public […]

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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 11, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Suzan Jenkins

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining the 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 CEO of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Suzan Jenkins. As […]

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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 | Jordan Lindsay

African Drum Class Teaches Cultural Lesson

Amadou Kouyate offered free African Manding Drumming Workshops at Montgomery College in Rockville this week. In this class, a cultural lesson comes with each drum beat. Officials with Montgomery College say this workshop is a part of their World Ensemble which consists of approximately 45 community and student members of diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds […]

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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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February 5, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

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Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Valerie Ervin

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining the 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 Councilmember Valerie Ervin. Ervin, a progressive political advocate based in […]

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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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February 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Leggett to Rename Civic Center’s Great Hall to Honor African American Soldiers

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to join residents on Feb. 27 to rename the Great Hall at the Silver Spring Civic Center to the “The Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall.” During the renaming ceremony, a former Buffalo Soldier and longtime Silver Spring resident James Harden Daughtery, will be recognized. Daugherty, who passed away in […]

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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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