| Jun 7, 2013
"...in the neat little village of Fallston - rather a small village, there being only seven or eight houses and a store. There is also a schoolhouse, and a machine shop, altogether it is quite a nice little Quaker village."
The above, taken from an...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:03 PM
The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College will welcome Dr. Alan Taylor on April 8 as part of the College's commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Taylor will offer a public lecture at the Chesapeake Center at 10 a.m. His talk,...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 10:59 AM
President Barack Obama's designation Monday of a new national monument to Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery on a Dorchester County plantation in 1849, then helped guide scores of other slaves to freedom in the North during the decade before the Civil...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 9:36 PM
Congress' inability to agree on matters of import isn't exactly a new phenomenon, but the Colonial Players' current production of the musical "1776" reminds us that fiery debate has been a part of our nation from the outset.
Sherman Edwards' 1969 Tony...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 1:21 PM
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...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:24 AM
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.
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Aspects of recent debates about the value of a liberal arts education, its usefulness and its appropriateness strike a familiar and disturbing historical chord. Our nation's brightest students, contemplating the dedication of four years to the highest...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The Census Bureau announced last week that it is dropping the use of the term "Negro" to describe black Americans in its population surveys. I suspect few will mourn the word's passing.
Today Americans of African descent, especially younger ones, almost...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:28 AM
It is not unusual to see art that tackles social and political issues, but there's still something startling about Jeffrey Kent's solo show "Preach!" at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park.
The Baltimore artist zeros in on opposition by some...
| Feb 13, 2013
The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College will host Emancipation and Its Legacies, a national traveling exhibition on display through Feb. 25. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Hays-Heighe House is sponsoring free programs and other events for...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Join the war on human trafficking
I know you are going to say — "What does this subject matter have to do with seniors?" Human trafficking is happening in our own backyard, throughout our country and around the world.
I want each of our...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:58 PM
It is doubtful in all of the hullabaloo and hype leading up to Super Bowl XLVII that the name of one non-football-playing Baltimorean will be mentioned: John McDonogh, the philanthropist, who left an indelible mark not only on his native city but also...