harriet tubman

May 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Harriet’ Star Cynthia Erivo to Join Jawando for Virtual Storytime Friday

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando announced a special guest for his daily virtual storytime Friday: Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo. Erivo starred in the 2019 biographical film “Harriet,” about abolitionist Harriet Tubman. In 2016, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Celie Harris in The Color Purple. She […]

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February 12, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass Statues Unveiled at Maryland Statehouse

Gov. Hogan unveiled statues of Maryland abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman at the Maryland State House on Monday. Their statues were placed in the Old House of Delegates Chamber of the State House, the room in which the decision to abolish slavery in Maryland was made.  Tubman and Douglass were born into slavery in […]

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June 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Maryland Officials Call For Release of Tubman $20 Bill

There may be some hopeful news for Maryland officials who’ve been calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to reverse the decision to delay the release of the Harriett Tubman $20 bill. The Treasury Department’s acting inspector general will investigate the delay in the redesign of the $20 bill from Andrew Jackson to Tubman. Axios reported […]

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March 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Petition to Name New Middle School in Kensington After Harriet Tubman

There’s a new petition on Change.org urging the Montgomery County Board of Education to name Bethesda Chevy Chase Middle School #2 after Harriet Tubman. The school, which is currently under construction on Saul Road in Kensington, is expected to relieve overcrowding at Westland Middle School in Bethesda. Joe Zagby, creator of the petition, wrote in […]

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February 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Four potential names for Bethesda-Chevy Chase Middle School No. 2

Four potential names have been chosen for Bethesda-Chevy Chase Middle School No. 2: Kensington, Silver Creek, Harriet Tubman and Dr. Paul L. Vance. Vance was a former Montgomery County school superintendent, who died in 2015 at the age of 83. The school, which is under construction on Saul Road in Kensington, would relieve crowding at […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Declares His Support for Harriet Tubman Statue in State Capital

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett wants to see a statue of Harriet Tubman erected in the state’s capital, and he’s written a letter to the governor about it. In a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan dated Aug. 9, Leggett describes Tubman as “far more than an abolitionist.” “She was a maverick; and the reverberation […]

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January 28, 2016 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, January 29 – 31 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar: Friday, January 29 Montgomery County Restaurant Week has been extended to Feb. 7. This is your opportunity to try new restaurants. Local favorite, jazz pianist Marcus Johnson headlines at Amp by Strathmore in North Bethesda at 8 p.m. Round House Theatre’s production of Father […]

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January 14, 2016 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, January 15 – 17 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar: Friday, January 15 Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green presents an evening of ballroom and Latin dance at Kentlands Mansion at 7 p.m. Instructors from Two Left Feet will be teach Waltz. Reserve your tickets at 301.258.6425. Ankh Repertory Theatre’s production of A Change Gon’ […]

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