civil rights

February 4, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Civil Rights Bus Tour Open for Registration

Register now for the annual Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience bus tour. The tour, hosted by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, retraces the steps of Civil Rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and many others. This year’s bus tour is scheduled from April 18-26. The bus will leave […]

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March 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Student Leaders at Richard Montgomery Meet Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Students involved in Richard Montgomery High School’s Jaguar Scholars Leadership Program see John Lewis as a rockstar. Because of history teacher Jerome Price, 25 freshmen leaders met with Rep. Lewis for about an hour and a half on Wednesday (they only expected to speak with him for a half hour!). What an honor! @MCPS Richard Montgomery […]

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January 31, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

photo of Gaithersburg Community Museum

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 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Registration Opens for Maryland Civil Rights Bus Tour

Registration is now open for the annual Maryland Civil Rights Education Freedom Experience bus tour. The tour, hosted by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, retraces the steps of Civil Rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Medgar Evers. This year’s nine-day bus tour is scheduled from April 7 to […]

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February 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland Civil Rights Bus Tour Open for Registration (VIDEO)

Register now for the annual Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience bus tour. The tour, hosted by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, retraces the steps of Civil Rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Medgar Evers. This year’s bus tour is scheduled during Montgomery County Public Schools spring break […]

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January 24, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

UnNaugural Concert Raises Money for Progressive Causes (VIDEO)

More than 500 people who are passionate about equal rights, civil liberties, environmental issues and other progressive causes filled Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center the night of the Inauguration. The sold-out UnNaugural concert in Silver Spring lifted spirits and raised money for Planned Parenthood and four other national organizations. State Senator Cheryl Kagan produced the […]

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January 21, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Hundreds Rally for Causes at UnNaugural Concert in Silver Spring (VIDEO & PHOTO)

The music of protest and progress stirred rousing applause at the UnNaugural Concert: Playing It Forward Voices for Social Justice, in Silver Spring. Some 500 people, including several Montgomery County and Maryland elected officials attended the sold out event at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center. State Senator Cheryl Kagan is the founder and executive producer […]

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March 2, 2015 | Staff Writer

Residents Talk History to Council During Black History Month (VIDEOS)

Six long time Montgomery County residents whose activism on Civil Rights played key roles in the Civil Rights movement spoke to the County Council about history as they lived it. The presentation was in recognition of Black History Month. Take a look. County Cable Montgomery producer/editor Barbara Grunbaum and videographer Mike Springirth compiled the recollections […]

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February 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Civil Rights Historic Bus Tour (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights is again co-sponsoring a civil rights historic bus tour that retraces the steps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and there’s still time to sign up to take part in this experience. Lorna Virgili reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local […]

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February 24, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 24, in Montgomery County

Another extremely cold day is on tap! Here are five more things to know today, Feb. 24, in Montgomery County: 1. WSSC is asking for your patience as crews are responding to a high number of water main breaks in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties this week. 2. County Executive Ike Leggett is answering your […]

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