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100 Years Ago Signatures, please A Times political story included a picture of John Carroll with the caption, "John Lee Carroll, Doughregon, Governor 1876." The story also mentioned the 1912 presidential election and the "Honorable Blair Lee of...
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...
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...
You might expect winter on the Eastern Shore to be slow. I know I did. So even though it was Presidents Day weekend, I told my husband that the holiday wouldn't be a hindrance to a quick two-day trip to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, a resort I've been...
Few historical figures are deserving of greater public recognition and tribute than Maryland's own Harriet Tubman. Although typically mentioned in history books as a conductor of the Underground Railroad, the many accomplishments over her long life ...
Sun StaffWe 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...
Tags: Minority Groups, Slavery, History, Billie Holiday, Dance
Harriet Tubman 1820-1913 For her freedom was like heaven Harriet Tubman, born a slave on a plantation in Dorchester County, was 29 years old when she seized the opportunity to escape to freedom in the north. The year was 1849 and as she stood on a...
Baltimore Sun reporterGo here: With its cobblestone streets, sweeping views of the Delaware River, grassy commons and rich architectural heritage, New Castle's historic district ranks among the finest heritage towns in the Mid-Atlantic. It's got history: William Penn first set...
Sun StaffMore 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...
Sun StaffCity tourism officials are using this month's scheduled opening of a museum spotlighting black history and culture to push Baltimore as a destination of choice for African-American tourists. With an eye on the planned opening June 25 of the Reginald F....
Special To The SunAs 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...
Tags: Dorchester County, Suicide, Slavery, History, Annie Oakley
Special To The SunImagine a beautiful spring day. You've just left the ballpark and are strolling along the waterfront in the heart of downtown. When you're tired of walking, there are numerous shops and boutiques along the promenade to pique your interest and a wide...
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