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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...
  • Wilmington has its own Renaissance on the waterfront

    Imagine 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...
  • 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...
  • Schools' historic ties to an unequal past

    The small wooden building that once housed Queenstown Elementary School contains a paradox. Built in the era of racial segregation, it was a place where black children received a second-rate education. Its teachers were paid less than white teachers, and...
  • Recovering a 'positive culture'

    In his father's day, parents would catch frogs for students to dissect in biology class. Supplies were inadequate and textbooks outdated. But the standard for students was uncompromising: They needed to perform at twice the level of whites if they were...
  • Baltimore promoting its black heritage

    City 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....
  • 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...
  • 'Frederick Douglass Now' is a high point for Roger Guenveur Smith

    'Frederick Douglass Now' is a high point for Roger Guenveur Smith
    The space where historical perspective and current-day attitudes crosshatch benefits "Frederick Douglass Now” at Bootleg Theater. Writer-performer Roger Guenveur Smith has done incisive, socially trenchant work before, but this is something else...
  • Capital Camera: Descendants launch Kunta Kinteh foundation

    The direct descendants of Kunta Kinte, Alex Haley, Harriet Tubman and William Paca gathered June 26 to launch the Kunta Kinteh Family Foundation in Annapolis. The private reception, co-hosted by Lamin Jatta, grandson of Binta Kinteh, and Chris Haley,...
  • It's the journey: The road to the beach

    It's the journey: The road to the beach
    Summer is upon us — it’s about time. Longer days and warmer weather can only mean one thing: The annual trips to the beach. But why should the journey be a two-hour staring contest with the highway when there’s so much to do and...
  • Let's tear the paper ceiling and get some women on U.S. currency

    Open your wallet and, assuming you aren’t exclusively a plastic user, you’ll probably find a range of denominations of U.S. currency stuffed in there. And they all share one embarrassing feature: The faces on the front are all men. President...