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September 11, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Brooke Lee Middle School to be Renamed In November

The Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring moved closer to rid its ties with a state and county politician from the early 1900s whose company developed racially-restricted properties. During its Sept. 10 meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Education added the name of Brigadier General Charles Edward McGee of Bethesda, a retired […]

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February 3, 2020 | Ryan Donovan and Josalyn Perez

Josiah Henson Park Will Reopen in Late Fall

Josiah Henson Park, a 1.43-acre historic property located at 11420 Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda, is anticipating opening in the late Fall of 2020.   Construction began on Feb. 2019 but the park has been closed since Nov. 5. The goal for the park is to become a world-class museum and education center as well as to create a […]

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October 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Oct. 8 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 8 and people of the Jewish faith are celebrating Yom Kippur, which is known as the Day of Atonement. It’s considered the holiest day of the year for Jewish people. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Nuts & Bolts of Starting a Business: Maryland Small Business Development […]

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February 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 27 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: There will be an education budget meeting tonight at E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting is hosted by Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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February 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Black History Month: The Heroic Legacy of Maryland’s Josiah Henson

Rev. Josiah Henson was born into slavery in Charles County, Maryland around 1789. He was sold to his mother’s owner, Isaac Riley, who had a 3,500 acre plantation in what is now North Bethesda. Henson lived on the Riley plantation from 1795 until 1830. While enslaved on the Riley plantation, Henson married, had children and […]

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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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August 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Josiah Henson ‘… Held on to That Spiritual Compass’

At the premier of “Josiah,” a documentary about abolitionist Josiah Henson, Catherine Leggett took part in a panel that discussed the effect Henson had on them. “What strikes me when I think about Josiah Henson is his spiritual compass, and always doing good,” Leggett said. “Holding on to the idea that good will prevail, in […]

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August 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 13. in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Monday, Aug. 13, in Montgomery County: 1. The Fair Continues: The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair continues with events involving goats, birds of prey, pig races and therapeutic riding. Check here for today’s events. 2. Tax-Free Week: Comptroller Peter Franchot will be at Sassanova in Bethesda at […]

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August 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Josiah Henson Documentary Debuts in Silver Spring

“Josiah,” the documentary about Josiah Henson, debuted Friday night at the AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center in Silver Spring. Here’s an interview MyMCMedia did with Jared Brock, the filmmaker: A second screening of “Josiah” takes place Sunday, Aug. 12. Tickets are available, here. Narrated by actor and activist Danny Glover, the film traces Henson’s […]

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August 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

AFI Silver Theatre Presents Documentary Based on Life of Josiah Henson

The Montgomery Parks Foundation and AFI Silver Theatre present two screenings of the documentary film “Josiah” on Aug. 10 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. at AFI Silver Theatre, 8533 Colesville Road in Silver Spring. Tickets to the see the film are $5 and are available on the AFI Silver Theatre website and at the AFI […]

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