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  • 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...
  • Anne Arundel students use technology to travel to 1700s' London Town

    Elementary school students in some Anne Arundel County public schools are learning how good they've got it — in other words, how many wake up in comfy beds to a ready-made breakfast, instead of beginning their day with daunting physical chores or,...
  • Center Stage sets sights on joy, fun

    Center Stage sets sights on joy, fun
    For his first full season as Center Stage artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah focused on works that could spark conversation about a variety of heady issues. Midway through that season, he has unveiled a very different theme for the next one. "If this...
  • Letter: Ancient mechanical law supports idea of unconditional equality

    As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, we are reminded that equality is unconditional, something we basically knew from the start.  And it wasn't born out of the Great Charter of the Liberties of England, or the Magna Carta; the...
  • Verdi's 'Aida' soars in intimate Annapolis Opera production

    Annapolis Opera opened its 40th season with Giuseppe Verdi's 26th opera, "Aida," a performance that emphasized the music of this grand opera in an intimate setting that made a full staging impossible. Marking his 30th season as artistic director,...
  • Inauguration on King Day an emotional tie for many

    Inauguration on King Day an emotional tie for many
    She'd never seen a presidential inauguration in her life, or wanted to, but on Jan. 20, 2009, Nathasa Werts braved bone-chilling weather and a crowd of more than a million people for a trip to Washington. The nation had just elected its first black...
  • Political winds of change put South Africa in charge of its wine industry

    Politics have been top-of-mind. And for obvious reasons. Seemingly benign public policies have been proven to have a far-reaching and often unanticipated impact on the future. Yes, history is full of lessons no one has learned. Take South Africa as a...
  • Mary Lynn Harvey, director of Baltimore County's community conservation office

    Mary Lynn Harvey, director of Baltimore County's community conservation office
    Mary Lynn Harvey, former director of the Baltimore County Office of Community Conservation who had led a wide array of efforts to preserve and improve communities, died Aug. 26 of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The Perry Hall resident was...
  • 150 years later, preservationists see victory at Antietam

    150 years later, preservationists see victory at Antietam
    — The fighting that killed or wounded 21,000 Americans in the rolling hills of Western Maryland was over in about 12 grisly hours. But a century and a half after the bloodiest day in American military history, the struggle to preserve the ground...
  • Columbia BikeAbout to feature Blandair, Woodlawn Slave Quarters

    Columbia BikeAbout to feature Blandair, Woodlawn Slave Quarters
    The Columbia Association's 12th annual BikeAbout will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, and take participants through much of Columbia. The tour will include Town Center, Oakland Mills and the Long Reach neighborhoods. Riders can start the self-paced event...
  • Kunta Kinte festival provides a glimpse into black families' heritage

    Kunta Kinte festival provides a glimpse into black families' heritage
    When she was a child growing up in Lothian, Lyndra Pratt loved spending time with her grandmother, Margaret Ann Easton, at Easton's nearby farm. Naturally, Pratt was curious about this woman she loved so dearly. What, she wondered, had her grandma's life...
  • Mixing up the founding fathers: Bachmann's latest gaffe?

    Mixing up the founding fathers: Bachmann's latest gaffe?
    If it's a new day, there's probably at least one new Michele Bachmann gaffe. Today's comes courtesy of an interview Bachmann did with ABC News, in which she categorized John Quincy Adams (who was the sixth president) as a "founding father" when it was his...