josiah henson

July 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Will Josiah Henson Be Honored With New High School?

This story was updated at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. See note below. A request to Montgomery County Public Schools would name a new high school after the Rev. Josiah Henson, who was a slave in Montgomery County and who ultimately helped 118 slaves to freedom in Canada. The request comes from Montgomery County Council […]

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July 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer Meets the Media

Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer met with reporters Monday. Topics of discussion included: a proposal to name Woodward High School after Josiah Henson, accessory dwelling units, alcohol production in the Ag Reserve and small cell towers.

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June 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Commemorate Josiah Henson on Juneteenth

On the same day many African Americans commemorated an important milestone ending slavery, Montgomery Community Media and the Montgomery Parks Foundation honored the legacy of a former Montgomery County slave. Josiah Henson was enslaved from 1795 until 1830 in Montgomery County on what was formerly known as plantation of Isaac Riley before he escaped and […]

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June 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Josiah Henson Leadership Conference Planned for June 19 at MCM Studios (Video)

Montgomery Community Media (MCM) and the Montgomery Parks Foundation hosted the fourth and fifth installment of the Josiah Henson Leadership Conference on Tuesday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the MCM studios in Rockville. The leadership conference addressed the local legacy, history and challenges facing Montgomery County’s African Americans and people of […]

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February 22, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Feb. 23-25: Guide to Arts & Entertainment in Montgomery County

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Feb. 23-25. Friday, Feb. 23  VisArts Art Exhibit Reception and Artist Talk  Artist Hsin-Hsi Chen’s ‘Liminal’ exhibit is on display in the Kaplan Gallery through April 1. Mary Anne Arntzen’s ‘Solitary Bees’ exhibit is on display in the Gibbs Street Gallery through March 18. Sobia […]

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February 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Feb. 16-19: Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Montgomery County

There are still numerous Black History Month events scheduled for February.  We recommend Culture Spot MC’s “Celebrate Black History Month in Montgomery County.” The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival will be held on February 16-18 in Rockville and includes regional and touring musicians, school jazz bands, masterclasses, workshops, and more. The lineup will feature Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra; Frankie Addison […]

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February 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Feb. 9-11: Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Montgomery County

February is Maple Sugaring Month at Brookside Nature Center. Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday during the month, visitors learn first hand the process of making maple syrup. Sap is collected into a bucket through a spile used to tap the tree, then boiled down to create maple syrup. Enjoy samples of the sap and finished […]

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June 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Josiah Henson Leadership Conference III (LIVE STREAM)

Montgomery Community Media (MCM) and the Montgomery Parks Foundation host the third installment of the Josiah Henson Leadership Conference on Wednesday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the MCM studios in Rockville. The leadership conference addresses the local legacy, history and challenges facing Montgomery County’s African Americans and people of African ancestry. The […]

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February 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Celebrates Black History Month (VIDEOS)

Josiah Henson was born a slave in Charles County, Maryland and lived in Montgomery County before escaping to freedom in Canada. Author Harriet Beecher Stowe modeled the fictional character Uncle Tom after Josiah Henson. Unlike Stowe’s Uncle Tom, Henson became a conductor on the underground railroad, international speaker, author and the founder of a city […]

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June 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Josiah Henson Leadership Conference II (VIDEO)

The second installment of the Josiah Henson leadership conference addresses the local legacy, history and challenges facing Montgomery County’s African-Americans and people of African ancestry. You can watch the conference, below:

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