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  • Images of emancipation on Maryland's 150th anniversary

    Images of emancipation on Maryland's 150th anniversary
    Deborah Willis is familiar with the history of slavery. She co-wrote "Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery," a collection of photographs spanning from emancipation to the New Deal.
  • Emancipation Day programs

    Emancipation Day programs
    To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Day in Maryland on Nov. 1, Howard County Heritage sites will participate in a day of special programming that is free and open to the public. Additional parking for Ellicott City events will be...

    Annapolis celebrates 150 years of freedom

    Annapolis celebrates 150 years of freedom
    When President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that took effect Jan. 1, 1863, the document didn't apply to Maryland. That's because Lincoln "did not want to turn off or anger those border states with slaves that had remained...

    Wasserman Schultz marks Juneteenth

    Wasserman Schultz marks Juneteenth
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, marked Juneteenth -- also known as Emancipation Day -- on Thursday. It's a day that's significant to many in the African-American community. Her statement:...

    Keeping Stanley name on library could stir up 'hornet's nest' of anger [Letter]

    The recent revelation of Charles H. Stanley's years of service (1862-65) in the Confederate Army — and his presumed support of the institution of slavery — cannot be overlooked in the selection of a name for the new Laurel library. The fact...