Emancipation Proclamation

June 19, 2020 | Staff Writer

Commemoration of Juneteenth Takes on Added Significance in 2020

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that slavery officially ended. It is the oldest, nationally celebrated remembrance of the ending of slavery in the United States. The day celebrates emancipation and empowerment and emphasizes education and achievement. This year, because of recent killings of African Americans by active and retired police officers and the resulting protests across […]

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June 18, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Sandy Spring Slave Museum Honors Juneteenth with Virtual Celebration

The Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery is hosting a virtual Juneteenth celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday. Those who attend will enjoy special performances, and learn about the day’s significance from the museum’s team of historians. Special guests include retired NBA small forward Walt Williams and Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby, […]

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April 6, 2014 | Staff Writer

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A Civil War Moment (Video)

A Heritage Montgomery Civil War moment: We left off with Confederate General Jeb Stuart’s raid on Rockville in the summer of 1863. Once the General left Montgomery County, he joined a major battle, already in progress. Here’s Barbara Grunbaum with more: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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February 25, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery College’s Jefferson Café Project (Video)

Don Mooers, host of Montgomery Week in Review, talks with Montgomery College’s Dr. Francine Jamin, about the Jefferson Café Project. Dr. Jamin is the Director for the project. Recently, the Café dealt with the Emancipation Proclamation. Take a look. Visit the Jefferson Café Project to learn more.

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