| Sep 28, 2011
| 9:00 PM
The first recorded use of the phrase "protest march" was in 1913 to describe a demonstration organized by Mohandas Gandhi against the South African government's restrictions on Indian nationals. After Gandhi was arrested and the protests grew more...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 10:14 AM
"Giant Steps to Change the World"
By Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee, illustrated by Sean Qualls
Simon & Schuster, $16.99, ages 6-9
"On some days your dreams may seem too far away to realize." What about those who dreamed before you? "They made giant...
| May 16, 2011
| 11:10 AM
Few historical figures are deserving of greater public recognition and tribute than Maryland's own Harriet Tubman. Although typically mentioned in history books as a conductor of the Underground Railroad, the many accomplishments over her long life ...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 3:27 PM
February isn't the only time to celebrate black history, and the importance of June 19 is a prime example of why. Juneteenth* is just around the corner, and trips like these are a great way to explore the U.S. and Canada's natural and educational history....
| Mar 3, 2011
| 11:16 AM
You might expect winter on the Eastern Shore to be slow. I know I did. So even though it was Presidents Day weekend, I told my husband that the holiday wouldn't be a hindrance to a quick two-day trip to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, a resort I've been...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 11:13 AM
The Shore Leave 32 science fiction convention returns Friday-Sunday, July 8-10, at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn. This event will include workshops, a film festival, a masquerade contest, an art show and a host of dealers selling memorabilia. There will...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 6:32 AM
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...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 10:03 AM
In 1926, Carter G. Woodson, through his organization, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (later renamed the Association for the Study of African American Life and History), founded and promoted Negro History Week. He selected February...
| Feb 18, 2012
100 Years Ago
Ellicott City Boy Gets A Prize
In the Baltimore News contest for the best essays by children, 12-year old Noble Watkins, of Ellicott City, was awarded the second prize for the following essay.
"Essay On Ireland: Ireland is a...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 2:57 PM
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...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 8:46 AM
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...