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This Week in History: Feb. 19-25

This Week in History: Feb. 19-25

On Feb. 19, 1963, more than 100 students and members of the Civic Interest Group were arrested during a demonstration against segregation at the Northwood Theater. Above, a man blocks the entrance to the theater as protesters try to go inside. Those arrested were charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct, but were released a few days later without bail when the theater announced it would admit African Americans. Northwood’s first desegregated audience watched a matinee of Disney’s “In Search of the Castaways.” (Baltimore Sun files)

Feb. 19, 1878: Thomas Edison received a patent for his phonograph.

Feb. 19, 1979: Mayor William Donald Schaefer...