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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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  • Maryland will feature prominently in Smithsonian's latest museum

    Maryland will feature prominently in Smithsonian's latest museum
    When the country's largest museum devoted to African-American history and culture opens in Washington, Maryland people and places will get a healthy share of the limelight. A two-story log house built by freed slaves from Montgomery County, dubbed the...
  • Day Trip

    Fairfax, Va. Blake Shelton Stop by for Weekends at Mason to see country singer (and NBC's "The Voice" celebrity vocal coach) Blake Shelton's "Well Lit & Amplified" tour. Performing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, on the campus of George Mason...
  • Activists protest condition of former Read's drug store

    Activists rallied outside a ramshackle West Baltimore storefront Saturday afternoon, demanding city officials take steps to quickly stabilize the building, which was the site of a historic civil rights protest. "The roof needs to be put back on," said C....
  • Photo exhibit illuminates Howard County's black history

    Photo exhibit illuminates Howard County's black history
    The viewers stand transfixed, leaning in again and again for a closer look as they inspect 32 panels of photographs that capture both the everyday and the celebratory moments in the lives of Howard County's early black families. Many pull out their...
  • The story of U.S.

    For the past many months, Cable TV's History Channel has been using a rather clever tag line that notes History is made every day. Historians, academics and anyone with a basic knowledge of what came before can have spirited discussions for hours on...
  • A sense of history

    A sense of history
    "History is the greatest narrative," the Rev. Heber Brown III told more than 20 people in the pews Feb. 17 at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church. The church held a Black History Month event that was billed as "a celebration of north Baltimore's black history,"...
  • Crashing the Oscars

    The Oscars are serious — important people making important, relevant, thought-provoking movies about race, marital relations, horses and Owen Wilson seeing dead Parisians. The dresses and jewelry are beyond fancy. The tuxes are bespoke. Sidney...
  • Legislative victory launched legacy of patient advocacy

    Legislative victory launched legacy of patient advocacy
    Former Del.Mary T. Christian was in at the birth of the Patient Advocate Foundation in 1996, after she sponsored a 1994 bill in the General Assembly that triggered its subsequent work. She served on its inaugural board and has "retained a sisterly...
  • Soulful Symphony's 'Evolution'

    Soulful Symphony's 'Evolution'
    After a hiatus of more than a year, Soulful Symphony re-emerged last month to perform for a packed house at the Hippodrome Theatre, inaugurating a concert series that continues there Friday night. Thanks to support from the recently launched Hippodrome...
  • A legacy of civil rights is at risk

    A legacy of civil rights is at risk
    As we approach the 2012 election, the fear that many Americans will be denied their right to vote is increasingly becoming a reality. A growing number of states have enacted voter suppression laws that will require identification to vote, impose stricter...
  • Taken for Granted: Digging into the Dorie Miller story

    A late-February lunch conversation turned to the subject of Black History Month, and specifically to a man named Doris Miller. That's right, his first name was Doris; but to friends and anyone wishing to avoid his wrath, it had better be Dorie. An...