Juneteenth

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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June 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for June 19 in Montgomery County

Happy Juneteenth! Today marks the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the State of Texas on June 19, 1865. As we celebrate Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day” today — Wednesday, June 18 — here are five other things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Montgomery County Celebrates Pride Month: Tonight Councilmember Evan Glass, Denizens […]

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June 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Executive Ike Leggett to Host 22nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

County Executive Ike Leggett will host the county’s 22nd annual Juneteenth celebration Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. Juneteenth commemorates the day that Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops freed the enslaved people of Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. The Montgomery County Office […]

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June 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Four Honored With Living Legends Awards During County’s Juneteenth Celebration

Four residents were awarded with “Living Legends Awards,” during Montgomery County’s 21st annual Juneteenth Celebration. The ceremony was held on June 16 at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, according to a news release. This is the third year that officials have presented residents with the African American Living Legend Award.  This year’s […]

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June 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 16 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Vigil: The candlelight vigil for Shadi Najjar and Artem Ziberov, the two teenagers gunned down in Montgomery Village, takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Northwest High School, and the community is invited. 2. Public Safety: The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee […]

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June 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 17, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 17, in Montgomery County: 1. A black bear has been spotted multiple times this week in Montgomery County. 2. The Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) has been down for weeks at the Gaithersburg Airpark. 3. A community meeting to discuss the Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan is scheduled […]

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June 16, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

photo of BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown

Montgomery County to Host Juneteenth Celebration

A celebration will take over BlackRock Center for the Arts as Montgomery County holds a public ceremony recognizing Juneteenth in their 18th annual event. The ceremony commemorates June 19, 1865, the day Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take possession of the state and enforce the emancipation of […]

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June 12, 2014 | Staff Writer

photo of At the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: Jim Stowe, director of the County’s Office of Human Rights; Vernon Ricks; Tina Clarke; Arthur Williams; Councilmember Cherri Branson; Janice Freeman; Anita Powell; and Sherlene Lucas.

Council Celebrates Juneteenth (Photos)

The Montgomery County Council on June 11 joined in the nationwide celebration of Juneteenth—the day in 1865 that Texas declared its slaves as free. That day came two months after the Confederate surrender in the Civil War.

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