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Juneteenth

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  • 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:...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 23 Juneteenth The Howard County Center of African American Culture Inc. presents "From Slavery to Freedom: The Trials and Tribulations of James Too" at 3 p.m. at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia. Free event include dance...
  • Young adults of St. Mark's organizing Laurel's Emancipation Day

    Bernice Brooks has lived in Laurel's predominantly African-American Grove community for 92 years, and one of the highlights for her while growing up and as an adult has always been Laurel's Emancipation Day, the annual celebration of the freeing of...
  • We leave Egypt tonight

    Psst, pass it on. Tell the other slaves: We leave Egypt tonight. Walker Percy called it the search. Or at least his alter ego in "The Moviegoer" did. Outwardly, John Bickerson Bolling, or Binx to his friends, was just another stockbroker. Inwardly, he...
  • Black History Month 2013 TV schedule

     
    Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...