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  • His abolitionist ancestor freed 400 slaves

    His abolitionist ancestor freed 400 slaves
    Though he was a man of the cloth, Charles Turner Torrey went out of his way to publicly mock his enemies and alienate his ever-dwindling supply of friends. He was always short of money. He abandoned — or at least, severely neglected — his wife...
  • Beyond the Black History Month hit parade

    Beyond the Black History Month hit parade
    Black History Month reminds me of a really great golden oldies station, always blaring the same handful of terrific tunes. Every February, it plays Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman soul — with a chorus or two of the George...
  • Maya Angelou: 6 places to learn more about her extraordinary life

    Maya Angelou: 6 places to learn more about her extraordinary life
    Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, is best known for being an accomplished author, civil-rights advocate and poet, but she had many different lives -- as a streetcar conductor, performer, dancer. To learn more about her, step inside museums...
  • Historic sites face climate threats

    Historic sites face climate threats
    The streets around City Dock in Annapolis flooded again Friday, closing the Spa Creek Bridge connecting the Eastport neighborhood with downtown for several hours. It was yet another reminder to Lisa Craig that she's in a race against time to protect one...
  • Michelle Obama to appear in Puppy Bowl with Sunny and Bo

    Michelle Obama to appear in Puppy Bowl with Sunny and Bo
    She's already been on Fallon, Leno, Letterman and Colbert, and now First Lady Michelle Obama will make an appearance in the Puppy Bowl, Animal Planet's consistently adorable and increasingly popular counter-programming to the Super Bowl.  The network...
  • Marylander Harriet Tubman honored with Google Doodle

    Marylander Harriet Tubman honored with Google Doodle
    Harriet Tubman, the Marylander credited with leading hundreds of slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad, was honored with a Google Doodle today. The Google search engine periodically uses an artistic interpretation of its logo, known as the...
  • Sheila Braxton, A Little Bit of Heaven CEO

    Sheila Braxton, A Little Bit of Heaven CEO
    The sentiment is simple; making it reality often is not. "If you give people a decent place to live, a good plate of food, treat them decently," Sheila Braxton says, "you won't find any bad people." Braxton is the executive CEO of A Little Bit of...
  • Kwanzaa creator Maulana Karenga will speak at Lewis Museum

    Kwanzaa creator Maulana Karenga will speak at Lewis Museum
    As a player in the Black Power and civil rights movements of the 1960s, even at only 25 years old, Maulana Karenga was concerned about legacy. He wanted to leave behind something that would both celebrate the accomplishments of his people and challenge...
  • How I Made It: Anita L. DeFrantz, president of the LA84 Foundation

    How I Made It: Anita L. DeFrantz, president of the LA84 Foundation
    The gig: Olympic medalist Anita L. DeFrantz, 61, is president and a director of the LA84 Foundation, the charitable organization that runs off an endowment of surplus funds from the Los Angeles Olympic Games. In the three decades since those games, LA84...
  • Russell Simmons developing Harriet Tubman project after 'Sex Tape' incident

     
    "The last few dayz I have been speaking to some of the direct descendants of Harriet Tubman. (Rita and Geraldine Daniels)," Russell Simmons tweets. "They have not only accepted my apology but we agree that we should begin immediately to develop the...
  • 'Living history' is making a comeback at some Maryland museums

    'Living history' is making a comeback at some Maryland museums
    In the shadow of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia, John Wilkes Booth will tell anyone who'll listen just why that tyrant had to be assassinated. Supporting himself on a wooden crutch, a decidedly agitated Booth, his voice rising to match the fierceness in his...