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African-American History Month

A collection of news and information related to African-American History Month published by this site and its partners.

Top African-American History Month Articles

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  • Black History Month movie: 'Intruder in the Dust'

    Hollywood never provided a richer picture of the Jim Crow South than Clarence Brown's "Intruder in the Dust," a fresh, inspired adaptation of William Faulkner's 1948 novel. It's not a message movie about racial injustice. It's about the American...
  • History of Civil War veteran and former slave unveiled at South Laurel church

    History of Civil War veteran and former slave unveiled at South Laurel church
    On a crisp Friday morning, Nov. 11, 15 descendants of Israel Crump Sr. proudly stood with their church community at the grave site of the former slave and Civil War veteran at Queen's Chapel United Methodist Church in South Laurel. Samuel Smith Jr.,...
  • Fraternity dedicates 'Born to Rebel' to Abingdon branch

    For its fifth year, members of the Iota Nu chapter of Omega Psi Phi dedicated several copies of a book to Harford County Public Library's Abingdon branch, a new Black History Month tradition for the fraternity, on Feb. 4. "Born to Rebel," an...
  • Essays accepted for Black History Month contest

    Giant Food is now accepting entries for its sixth annual Black History Month Essay Contest, which commemorates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in Maryland; Virginia; Delaware; and Washington, D.C. schools are...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Jan. 22 Concert and dinner "It Was A Very Good Year," a tribute to Frank Sinatra starring Tony Sands, will be held at 2 p.m. at Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. in Laurel. Tickets are $15; $40 for admission and dinner at Salute's Restaurant...
  • Anne Arundel County exhibit briefs

    Black History month Works by Afro-Panamanian artist Cynthia Farrell Johnson, in connection with Black History Month, will be on display Wednesday, Feb. 1, through Feb. 27, at AACC's Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery, 101 College Parkway in Arnold....
  • March into history recalled by local residents

    March into history recalled by local residents
    The morning of Aug. 28, 1963, was filled with apprehension for Alfred Whittaker as he traveled to the nation's capital for the Civil Rights March on Washington. Not sure of what lay ahead, his worries about his safety and the fear of violence gave the...
  • Black history is American history

    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...
  • Maryland will feature prominently in Smithsonian's latest museum

    Maryland will feature prominently in Smithsonian's latest museum
    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...
  • Day Trip

    Fairfax, Va. Blake Shelton Stop by for Weekends at Mason to see country singer (and NBC's "The Voice" celebrity vocal coach) Blake Shelton's "Well Lit & Amplified" tour. Performing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, on the campus of George Mason...
  • Activists protest condition of former Read's drug store

    Activists rallied outside a ramshackle West Baltimore storefront Saturday afternoon, demanding city officials take steps to quickly stabilize the building, which was the site of a historic civil rights protest. "The roof needs to be put back on," said C....
  • Photo exhibit illuminates Howard County's black history

    Photo exhibit illuminates Howard County's black history
    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...