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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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February 8, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Historical Society Sponsors Black History Events

Montgomery History, the county’s historical society, is sponsoring numerous programs throughout February to explore the vital role African Americans have played in the community’s founding and development.   “‘Five for Freedom’ Book Talk and Signing with Eugene L. Meyer” at Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville (Friday, Feb. 8, 7-8:30 p.m.) Author Eugene L. Meyer will […]

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September 22, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

New Museum Connects Retired Attorney to Moving Memories (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

The moment retired attorney Norma Barfield heard about plans to build a museum dedicated to African Americans on the National Mall she wanted to contribute to the effort. The Potomac, Maryland resident became an early donor and encouraged others to contribute to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. One of the exhibits […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Declares His Support for Harriet Tubman Statue in State Capital

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett wants to see a statue of Harriet Tubman erected in the state’s capital, and he’s written a letter to the governor about it. In a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan dated Aug. 9, Leggett describes Tubman as “far more than an abolitionist.” “She was a maverick; and the reverberation […]

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