Black History Month

February 27, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Greg Wims

Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights W. Gregory Wims

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 who have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor W. Gregory Wims, a former county and state NAACP president, the founder of […]

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February 26, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Winston Anderson

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 who have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor Winston Anderson. Sandy Spring is known for its rich history and landmark Sandy Spring […]

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February 26, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: An Oasis of Freed Slaves

Historian Natalie Williams says the Sandy Spring Slave Museum is a place where people can touch history. It was created in what was an “oasis” of slaves freed by Quakers – on this episode of Montgomery Talks. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please […]

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February 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Black History Month: The Heroic Legacy of Maryland’s Josiah Henson

Rev. Josiah Henson was born into slavery in Charles County, Maryland around 1789. He was sold to his mother’s owner, Isaac Riley, who had a 3,500 acre plantation in what is now North Bethesda. Henson lived on the Riley plantation from 1795 until 1830. While enslaved on the Riley plantation, Henson married, had children and […]

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February 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Council Recognizes Black History Month With Special Program Tuesday

County Council to Hold Black History Month Program The Montgomery County Council will hold a special program to commemorate Black History Month. The Council will discuss the importance of preserving and honoring the County’s African American history and therefore its connection to fostering racial equity. “Black History Month is a time for all of us […]

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February 22, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Elbridge James

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 who have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor Elbridge James, a community leader and activist who believes in and fights for […]

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February 21, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Echoes of Racism

Former Gubernatorial Candidate Valerie Ervin reflects on how racism from her parents’ generation affects her today — on Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMcMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.

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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 who 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 who 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 who 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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