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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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  • Arbutus Library visitors find scavenger hunt a fun way to learn during Black History Month

    Arbutus Library visitors find scavenger hunt a fun way to learn during Black History Month
    It's a big area to search. As the second-newest branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, the Arbutus Library features 25,000 square feet of space for more 110,000 items, several meeting rooms and a large computer area, as well as areas for...
  • Bonnie Branch Middle, Hammond Elementary top Black Saga competition

    Bonnie Branch Middle, Hammond Elementary top Black Saga competition
    Howard County students spent part of their weekend celebrating Black History Month with a bit of friendly competition. Students from 15 elementary and middle schools took to the stage on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Veterans Elementary School in Ellicott City to...
  • 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...
  • Highland/Fulton: Reservoir student awarded Congressional Achievement Award

    Reservoir High School student Javier Wardcantori was awarded the Congressional Achievement Award from Rep. Elijah Cummings. Javier was recognized for his "extraordinary and selfless service to students and the less fortunate and (for his) personal...
  • Mike Wallace: The archetype for watchdog journalism on TV

    Mike Wallace: The archetype for watchdog journalism on TV
    I was in the CNN green room in Washington Sunday when I heard about the death of pioneering CBS newsman Mike Wallace at 93 Sunday. Being a live show, host Howie Kurtz and the CNN team scrapped the planned opening and went with a segment on Wallace that I...
  • 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...
  • 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.,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....