Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

February 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Film Examines How MLK’s Death Unified Three Segregated Quince Orchard Churches

A new documentary, “Finding Fellowship,” explores the legacy of the Pleasant View historic site. Though not widely known, the Pleasant View Church, along Route 28 on a three-acre plot of land, was once the center of the Black community of Quince Orchard. After the Civil War, three Black men purchased the Pleasant View land for […]

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January 19, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Cardin Responds to McConnell’s MLK Day Tweet: ‘Just Sit This One Out’

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) took aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Twitter Monday. McConnell tweeted a tribute for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which said, “Today we honor one of our nation’s great heroes. Dr. King called on America to truly fulfill our founding principles and provide justice and opportunity for […]

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January 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

More Volunteer Events to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” It’s one of many poignant and memorable quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The answer to the question, for some, will come this weekend with a variety of volunteer events for people who want to help honor Dr. King’s legacy. Here’s […]

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January 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Study Finds That Maryland Ranks Ninth in Racial Integration, Eleventh in Progress

As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches, personal finance website WalletHub released its 2020 racial integration and progress report. WalletHub measured disparities between white and black people by analyzing 21 key factors across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. These factors include median annual income, standardized-test scores and voter turnout. This year, Maryland […]

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January 21, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

More Than 2,500 People Volunteer for 2019 MLK Day of Service in Rockville

Thousands of volunteers and about 40 organizations participated in the 2019 MLK Day of Service which was held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on Monday. “We have tons of service projects, volunteer fair tables for people to learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the County, so people can come in; we have […]

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January 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s a List of Martin Luther King Day of Service Projects

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is considered a day of service in Montgomery County. On Jan. 15, thousands of residents will participate in service projects throughout the county to help those in need. Here’s a list of some projects happening throughout the county. MLK Day at the Marriott Conference Center Organized by the Montgomery County […]

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January 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Nominations Still Wanted for Two Awards Presented at 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee has extended the deadline for nominations  for the 2017 Annual Humanitarian Award and the Children of the Dream Awards presented at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, according to a news release. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 9. The Humanitarian Award will be presented to […]

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January 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 15, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Jan. 15, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Board of Elections is looking for registered voters to serve as judges at polling places for the Presidential Primary Election, which will be held on April 26. 2. You can view the latest County Report This Week Week, […]

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January 8, 2015 | Krista Brick

Gaithersburg’s MLK Literary Arts Contest Winners

Three fourth-graders are winners of the City of Gaithersburg’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary Arts Contest. For the 24th year the City of Gaithersburg and The Gazette Newspapers have teamed up to sponsor the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary Arts Contest for Gaithersburg area students. This year more than 175 young people addressed […]

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