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Juneteenth

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  • Retired teacher uncovers truth about the city's black history

    Few women in Delray Beach have impacted its history as much as Vera Farrington. She's the driving force behind EPOCH, Expanding and Preserving Our Cultural Heritage, which launched the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. "We want to go back as far as we can...
  • Evanston rounds out Black History Month at new community center

    Evanston rounds out Black History Month at new community center
    Residents and city officials gathered Feb. 28 for a Black History Month event at the new Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center. The once foreclosed property at 1823 Church St., former known as Boocoo, is still in building completion stage, on its way to...
  • Hope Horowitz: Fight the 'hidden crime' of human trafficking

    Sunday is an important day in the United States since the Super Bowl will take place between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. People will be heading to the Phoenix area to watch the game and root for their teams. This will be a great day...
  • 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. But she said not enough is taught about...
  • 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:...
  • Great reads for dads

    Great reads for dads
    Father's Day is Sunday, and as always, I'm on the lookout for books that make great gifts. This year, I thought it would be fun to ask several dads around the Daily Press newsroom for suggestions. Here's what they had to say. From entertainment staff...
  • Howard County senior events

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •1st Day of Summer Ice Cream Social Celebration....
  • Scrabble at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acting Up! Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater...
  • Howard County datebook Datebook

    Sunday, June 9 Talking genealogy Wanda Franklin, director of the Columbia Family History Center and mother of three adopted children, will host a presentation on "Searching for Birth Parents: Some Experiences and Resources" at 3 p.m. at the Church of...