Tuskegee Airmen

February 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

A Guide on How You Can Celebrate Black History Month in the County

What started out as “Negro History Week” turned into a month long celebration to recognize the significant role of African Americans in U.S. history. Since 1976, Black History Month , or National African American History Month is an annual celebration during the month of February to  honor the achievements of Black Americans. To celebrate Black […]

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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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September 16, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

MCM Joins Hundreds of Journalists at NMAAHC Media Preview Day (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

More than 600 journalists from around the country had the opportunity to view the architectural majesty and moving exhibits of the new National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) on Media Preview Day. Montgomery Community Media was there to capture the remarks of Smithsonian secretary David Skorton, museum founding director Lonnie Bunch and […]

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April 4, 2016 | Willie James Inman

National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art & Crafts Show Planned for This Weekend (PHOTO)

The 32nd Annual National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art and Crafts Show will take place this weekend at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. The event presents an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about African-American history and culture. Vendors from across the country will set up educational booths on a range of topics […]

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August 30, 2013 | Tamika Smith

March on Washington: Don’t Forget War Veterans (Video)

Radio One and Walmart sponsored a special screening of The Veterans’s of Color in Silver Spring at the American Film Institute. The film documents the stories of African American veterans and will be preserved in the National Archives. Radio One’s Cathy Hughes says recognizing veterans was a part of Martin Luther King’s dream. Take a […]

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August 30, 2013 | Tamika Smith

New Film Documents Black Veterans Struggle (Video)

The famed Tuskegee Airmen, Korean War servicemen among other veterans recently joined a special screening of the documentary “The Veterans of Color” at the American Film Institute Theatre in Silver Spring. The event was a part of the commemoration of the March on Washington. Veterans contributions to American history shouldn’t be forgotten, says Cathy Hughes, Founder […]

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