Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery

August 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Sandy Spring Slave Museum Celebrates 100 Years of Negro League Baseball

The Sandy Spring Slave Museum is opening a Negro League Baseball exhibit for a limited time only. This year is the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues and to celebrate, fans around the country are honoring legendary Black baseball players who transformed America’s national pastime. The exhibit was created by Don Conway, a Negro League […]

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July 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Sandy Spring Slave Museum Takes Financial Hit As County Wrestles with Racist History

Since 1988, visitors of the Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery have learned about Sandy Spring’s Quaker history and its ties to the underground railroad. The museum has been temporarily closed since March because of the coronavirus and it hasn’t hosted any in-person tours. Its closure comes at a time when Montgomery County […]

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July 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 7 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, July 7, and today is National Strawberry Sundae Day. Because scattered thunderstorms are expected later in the day, this is something sweeter that we can look forward to. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. […]

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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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January 31, 2020 | Veronica Canales

A Guide for Black History Month Events in Montgomery County

February offers many ways to honor Black History Month. Much like last year, organizations in the county plan to host programs and events commemorating both the history and the prominent role of African Americans in the community. Below are some of the various events that will take place during Black History Month throughout Montgomery County: “Family Day: Black […]

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February 26, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Winston Anderson

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining the light on some of Montgomery County’s most notable public figures, advocates, historians, and leaders who have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor Winston Anderson. Sandy Spring is known for its rich history and landmark Sandy Spring […]

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February 26, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: An Oasis of Freed Slaves

Historian Natalie Williams says the Sandy Spring Slave Museum is a place where people can touch history. It was created in what was an “oasis” of slaves freed by Quakers – on this episode of Montgomery Talks. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please […]

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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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February 22, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Montgomery County to Launch Online Map of African-American Historical Sites

Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal along with members of the Montgomery County Planning Board staff will launch a new online map to celebrate African-American historical sites throughout the County. The online map is part of the County’s Black History Month celebration and the announcement will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. in […]

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