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  • Tubman getting much-deserved honor

    Tubman getting much-deserved honor
    We commend President Barack Obama for designating the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument ("A monument to Md. abolitionist," March 26). Just days after the centennial of her death, Harriet Tubman is finally receiving the national...
  • Harriet Tubman park to be on Maryland land she worked as a slave

    Harriet Tubman park to be on Maryland land she worked as a slave
    Abolitionist Harriet Tubman's struggle to help roughly 70 slaves escape to freedom using the Underground Railroad was remembered on Saturday at the groundbreaking of a Maryland state park in her honor. An escaped slave herself, Tubman toiled in bondage...
  • Visit Baltimore reports healthy hotel bookings last year

    Visit Baltimore reports healthy hotel bookings last year
    City convention officials booked the third-highest number of convention room nights ever over the past fiscal year, Visit Baltimore, the city's tourism and convention bureau, announced Thursday. The room nights are reserved for future years. Visit...
  • Two teens injured in car crash in Columbia

    Two teenagers were injured in a single-car crash Monday afternoon in Columbia, after an 18-year-old driver left the roadway and slammed into a telephone pole. Daniel Howard Baker, of the 6000 block of Mellow Wine Way in Columbia, was driving a 1996 Acura...
  • Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents

    Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents
    On an invitingly bright summer day, the reading room at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania starts filling up nonetheless as soon as the doors open: professors, Ph.D. candidates and amateur genealogists alike stream in to spend hours perusing the...
  • Tubman Underground Railroad center on Shore gets funding

    Tubman Underground Railroad center on Shore gets funding
    Harriet Tubman has long inspired a deep sense of pride among Marylanders, especially in the rural communities of the Eastern Shore, where the former slave was born and led dozens to freedom on the Underground Railroad. While her story is taught to...
  • Harriet Tubman visitor center: a good first step

    Harriet Tubman visitor center: a good first step
    Harriet Tubman was one tough lady. She escaped slavery, fleeing an Eastern Shore plantation. She was a leader in the Underground Railroad, traveling at night under the North Star — probably along the Choptank River — hiding at safe houses...
  • Is now the right time to build the Tubman center?

    At a time when governments are looking for ways to finance the urgent needs of communities, I question why money is being spent for projects like the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center ("Tubman center: a good first step," Aug. 19). The...
  • Baltimore's true identity: black history

    Baltimore's true identity: black history
    A new vision for our city in the 21st century is sorely lacking from the discourse in the Baltimore City mayor's race. Sure, lowering property taxes is a good idea, but it is not a game changer — even if it could be done without slashing city...
  • Marin Alsop: Readying the notes on legendary ladies

    Marin Alsop: Readying the notes on legendary ladies
    It's still late-summer, but classical musicians can hardly wait to get back into the concert hall for the 2011-2012 season. One of the first to return is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Marin Alsop leads a Gala Celebration concert Sept. 10 at...
  • Gardening with an edge

    Gardening with an edge
    First lady Michelle Obama sets the tone in trends with what she wears — and the way she gardens. The president's wife, who planted vegetables on the south lawn of the White House shortly after the family moved in, has revamped this year's garden by...
  • 50 picture-perfect fall getaways

    50 picture-perfect fall getaways
    As summer's fleeting charms begin to fade, fall swirls into view in a burst of kaleidoscopic color. Relish autumn's arrival with 50 nifty travel ideas for the Mid-Atlantic region: from leaf peeping and leisurely drives, to museum-hopping, fall-inspired...