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African-American History Month

A collection of news and information related to African-American History Month published by this site and its partners.

Top African-American History Month Articles

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  • Check It Out: History buffs remember the Civil War

    Next month will mark the 150th anniversary of the bombardment of Ft. Sumter in Charleston harbor, the opening salvo of the Civil War (1861-1865). Commemorative efforts are underway in many parts of the country. States have formed sesquicentennial...
  • Eight great books on parenting teens and tweens

    Eight great books on parenting teens and tweens
  • Essays accepted for Black History Month contest

    Giant Food is now accepting entries for its sixth annual Black History Month Essay Contest, which commemorates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in Maryland; Virginia; Delaware; and Washington, D.C. schools are...
  • If schools neglect black history, all kids suffer

    If schools neglect black history, all kids suffer
    After shopping in downtown Tallahassee, Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson caught a city bus. They paid their dimes and, as usual, searched for seats in the "colored" section. Full. The front seat in the "whites" section had space. So they sat. Even...
  • Mike Wallace: The archetype for watchdog journalism on TV

    Mike Wallace: The archetype for watchdog journalism on TV
    I was in the CNN green room in Washington Sunday when I heard about the death of pioneering CBS newsman Mike Wallace at 93 Sunday. Being a live show, host Howie Kurtz and the CNN team scrapped the planned opening and went with a segment on Wallace that I...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Jan. 22 Concert and dinner "It Was A Very Good Year," a tribute to Frank Sinatra starring Tony Sands, will be held at 2 p.m. at Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. in Laurel. Tickets are $15; $40 for admission and dinner at Salute's Restaurant...
  • Anne Arundel County exhibit briefs

    Black History month Works by Afro-Panamanian artist Cynthia Farrell Johnson, in connection with Black History Month, will be on display Wednesday, Feb. 1, through Feb. 27, at AACC's Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery, 101 College Parkway in Arnold....
  • March into history recalled by local residents

    March into history recalled by local residents
    The morning of Aug. 28, 1963, was filled with apprehension for Alfred Whittaker as he traveled to the nation's capital for the Civil Rights March on Washington. Not sure of what lay ahead, his worries about his safety and the fear of violence gave the...
  • Black History Month in CT

    "Race: The Power of an Illusion" A group discussion centered on the social construction of racial identity. - ¬†University of Connecticut School of Social Work - Thursday, February 2 - 12:45-2:00 p.m. “Negotiating Citizenship: The Politics of...
  • Day trips: Gallery reopens, orchids bloom and King of Pop makes an appearance

    Day trips: Gallery reopens, orchids bloom and King of Pop makes an appearance
    Philadelphia Showy orchids In advance of the famed Philadelphia Flower Show, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is featuring "Enchanting Orchids," an exhibit featuring plants grown by experts from the Pinelands Orchid Society. In addition to these...
  • Senior briefs

    Gardening course An "Introduction to Square-Foot Gardening" will be offered from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 14, 21, and 28, at the Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie. Students will learn the "10 Basics of Square-Foot...