slavery in montgomery county

March 13, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights Abolitionist and Activist Emily Edmonson

In honor of Women’s History Month, MCM is recognizing some of Montgomery County’s most notable women. Women who have driven change, fought for equality and provided representation for the many diverse parts of our community. Emily Edmonson was born in Montgomery County in 1835. Her father Paul was a free man and her mother Amelia […]

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January 20, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County During the Civil War (VIDEO)

Historian and author James Johnston was the keynote speaker at a recent Tuesday Topics presentation at the Gaithersburg Community Museum. In this short video, Johnston notes that Montgomery County was visited by numerous Confederates during the Civil War. The next Tuesday Topics is scheduled for Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. and features Kerry Wixted of […]

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January 18, 2015 | Staff Writer

Historian James Johnston Talks Slavery at Community Museum (VIDEO)

Historian and author James Johnston was the speaker for the Jan. 13 Tuesday Topics presentation at the Gaithersburg Community Museum. His topic “Differing Historical Perspectives on Slavery in Maryland and the District of Columbia” explores slavery in Montgomery County prior to the Civil War. Meet Johnston in this short video:   The next Tuesday Topics […]

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