black history

August 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Sandy Spring Slave Museum Celebrates 100 Years of Negro League Baseball

The Sandy Spring Slave Museum is opening a Negro League Baseball exhibit for a limited time only. This year is the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues and to celebrate, fans around the country are honoring legendary Black baseball players who transformed America’s national pastime. The exhibit was created by Don Conway, a Negro League […]

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February 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Establishments That Served the Black Community in Montgomery County in 1958

Montgomery County wasn’t featured in a historical Green Book publication, but according to Montgomery County Historical Society, in 1958, there was a list of safe places in the county for the black community to visit. The organization sent MCM a document compiled by the NAACP’s Montgomery County Branch in May 1958 that showed places that […]

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April 4, 2016 | Willie James Inman

National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art & Crafts Show Planned for This Weekend (PHOTO)

The 32nd Annual National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art and Crafts Show will take place this weekend at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. The event presents an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about African-American history and culture. Vendors from across the country will set up educational booths on a range of topics […]

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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 22, 2016 | Willie James Inman

MCM and Montgomery Parks Host Josiah Henson Leadership Conference (VIDEO)

Montgomery Community Media and Montgomery Parks hosted a leadership conference to discuss the life and legacy of Josiah Henson. The conference took place on the morning of Monday, Feb. 22 at the Montgomery Community Media studios in Rockville. Henson was enslaved on a plantation owned by Isaac Riley from 1795 until 1830 when he escaped […]

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February 11, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Montgomery County NAACP to Host Poetry Read-In on Saturday

The Montgomery County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host a poetry read-in on Saturday in Silver Spring . The event is part of the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) and will take place at the GapBuster Learning Center located inside United Methodist Church on 33 University Boulevard in Silver […]

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March 9, 2015 | Aline Barros

From Montgomery County to Selma: Retired MCPS Teacher Shares His Story (VIDEO)

In 1965, thousands of people marched to stand up for civil rights; including a 23-year-old Montgomery County Public School teacher. His name: Harry Klugel. Klugel, 73, was a Wheaton High School teacher, and a member of the All Souls Church in Washington D.C. After hearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to march for civil […]

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February 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on school start times, the new public safety training academy, a report about the Department of Liquor Control, the high school swim and dive championships and more.

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