Story | Apr 15, 2014 | 9:25 AM
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Story | Apr 16, 2014 | 4:30 AMBenjamin Todd Jealous claims that Maryland "would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-minute decision to impose martial law and arrest 12 members of the General Assembly to prevent them from taking a vote" ("Maryland: the new South," April 13). Neither claim is accurate. President Lincoln never imposed martial law in Maryland (nor did anyone else) and he specifically instructed the military authorities to allow the Maryland legislature to meet in special session in April 1861 without interference. Ross Winans, the only state legislator detained in spring 1861, was arrested after the legislative session and held less than a day.
Story | Apr 12, 2014
It is a state that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass both ran away from, a state that enslaved half its black population at the time of the Civil War. It is a state that would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-...
Story | Apr 10, 2014 | 3:20 AM
Enjoy the outdoors at Historic Ellicott City's annual Spring Celebration on Saturday, April 19, from noon to 7:30 p.m. The festival includes free, live music from 22 bands, family activities such Earth Day-themed projects, food, shopping and craft beer...
Story | Apr 2, 2014 | 3:00 AM