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  • What woman would you want to see on a dollar bill?

    What woman would you want to see on a dollar bill?
    Last month President Barack Obama said that putting a woman on U.S. currency would be "a pretty good idea," but no real wheels have been set in motion to make that happen. The conversation begs the question: If a woman were to appear on a dollar bill,...
  • 'Frederick Douglass Now' is a high point for Roger Guenveur Smith

    'Frederick Douglass Now' is a high point for Roger Guenveur Smith
    The space where historical perspective and current-day attitudes crosshatch benefits "Frederick Douglass Now” at Bootleg Theater. Writer-performer Roger Guenveur Smith has done incisive, socially trenchant work before, but this is something else...
  • Let's tear the paper ceiling and get some women on U.S. currency

    Open your wallet and, assuming you aren’t exclusively a plastic user, you’ll probably find a range of denominations of U.S. currency stuffed in there. And they all share one embarrassing feature: The faces on the front are all men. President...
  • Google honors Harriet Tubman with doodle

    Google honors Harriet Tubman with doodle
    To celebrate the first day of Black History Month, Google is honoring Harriet Tubman, known for her work with the Underground Railroad.  Tubman was born a slave in Maryland but escaped to freedom and later led more than 300 other slaves to the north and...
  • Harriet Tubman park to be on Maryland land she worked as a slave

    Harriet Tubman park to be on Maryland land she worked as a slave
    Abolitionist Harriet Tubman's struggle to help roughly 70 slaves escape to freedom using the Underground Railroad was remembered on Saturday at the groundbreaking of a Maryland state park in her honor. An escaped slave herself, Tubman toiled in bondage...
  • Howard County datebook Datebook

    Sunday, March 24 Figure skating The Gardens Figure Skating Club presents its ninth annual spring ice show, "Mary Poppins," at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Gardens Ice House, 13800 Old Gunpowder Road in Laurel. Shows feature more than 60 skaters, ages 3-55,...
  • Obama to sign off on Tubman monument on Eastern Shore

    Obama to sign off on Tubman monument on Eastern Shore
    President Barack Obama will sign a proclamation Monday creating a Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument on the Eastern Shore, a designation long sought by advocates and a bipartisan group of lawmakers. The designation protects the land...
  • Obama establishes Tubman park on Eastern Shore

    Obama establishes Tubman park on Eastern Shore
    President Barack Obama set aside 480 acres on the Eastern Shore on Monday as a national monument to honor Harriet Tubman — a victory for advocates who have long sought to memorialize the abolitionist's role in leading dozens of slaves to freedom....
  • Honoring Harriet Tubman

    Honoring Harriet Tubman
    President Barack Obama's designation Monday of a new national monument to Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery on a Dorchester County plantation in 1849, then helped guide scores of other slaves to freedom in the North during the decade before the Civil...
  • Monuments and foreign aid aren't good uses for federal funds today

    Harriet Tubman certainly deserves recognition, but why are we funding with federal dollars a $21 million monument and visitor center in her honor at a time when we are closing national parks, shutting down FAA control towers and dealing with sequester...
  • Tubman getting much-deserved honor

    Tubman getting much-deserved honor
    We commend President Barack Obama for designating the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument ("A monument to Md. abolitionist," March 26). Just days after the centennial of her death, Harriet Tubman is finally receiving the national...