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  • Cambridge

    The advertisement is yellowed and torn, but its message is clear. Beans canned by Cambridge's Phillips Packing Company have "that down in Dixie flavor." The statement appears below an image of a large African-American woman wearing a headscarf and holding...
  • Tubman, Oakley are good reasons to visit Cambridge

    As Women's History Month draws to a close, visitors to the Cambridge and Bucktown area of Dorchester County can explore the lives of two Eastern Shore women who became legends of American and Maryland history: Harriet Tubman and Annie Oakley. Tubman's...
  • Washington's world worthy destination

    In 1798, George and Martha Washington entertained more than 675 guests at their home, Mount Vernon. That's almost two guests per night every night of the year. It was enough to make George note in his personal diary the few occasions he and his wife...
  • Rivers, states and history merge at Harpers Ferry

    Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy crisp air and turning leaves in the nearby mountains of Maryland and West Virginia. The historic town of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., located where the Potomac River meets the Shenandoah, offers tours of the historic buildings...
  • Black experience in Washington takes the spotlight

    Anyone intimately familiar with the nation's capital knows of its significant African-American population, a community both highly visible and deeply entrenched. Yet rarely has the district's longtime status as a hub of black history and culture been...
  • At last, a place for generations of history, hope

    More than 350 years have passed since the first enslaved Africans, taken forcibly from their homelands and sold to people in a land thousands of miles away, set foot in Maryland. Beginning this weekend, their stories and the stories of their...
  • A pastor calls for prayer, faith

    Members of Colonial Baptist Church, one of the largest congregations in Randallstown, gathered on a beautiful Sunday morning yesterday to give thanks on Mother's Day. But the hymns, the prayers, the sermon, the benediction, even the church announcements...
  • Museum puts faces, names to struggle for justice

    REGINA Wright Bruce arrives from a distance of 42 years. She wears a smile of spiritual wonder. She stands in this throng of delighted people at the grand opening of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, and her...
  • The new look of African-American history

    We know the names. Harriet Tubman was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, transporting more than 300 slaves to freedom. Frederick Douglass was an ardent spokesman for the abolition movement, and Thurgood Marshall helped end legal segregation as the...
  • Lewis museum to open with 'Slave Ship'

    Simple iron bars that could be used to purchase a human being. Iron shackles clearly designed for a young child's legs. A captain's log that complains of the stifling African heat, but doesn't even mention the cold reality that the ship was dealing in...
  • Tales of lingering spirits

    It's Halloween and time once again to gather family and friends around the fireplace in a darkened room and listen to the retelling of ghost stories while sipping chilled cider. Experts in the field of spectral phenomenon claim that Maryland and...
  • Those cheering for terrorists live in short-sighted hypocrisy

    "WE HAVE a big tent here," WOLB talk-show host and former Maryland state senator Larry Young is fond of saying. All opinions are welcome on his show: liberal, conservative, black nationalist, Pan-Africanist, progressive, socialist. For three days this...