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There's one week left in February, which means there's still time to celebrate Black History Month. Here are some events happening in the Baltimore region.
In Baltimore, decades after public spaces were de-segregated under state law, many African American restaurant owners have incorporated social justice initiatives and community service programs into their business models as a way of both honoring the past and celebrating their culture.
Rosalie Johnson has been struggling for two years to get Baltimore and Maryland to better honor the legacy and contributions of her grandfather, Henry G. Parks Jr., founder of Parks Sausage Co.
Tony J. Spencer and his wife Vivian Gist Spencer were featured speakers at Chesapeake High School's Black History Month Celebration on Feb. 7.
For Black History month, Laurel Library hosted popular speaker historian C.R. Gibbs, who presented "Migrations - The African Presence Around the World, Past and Present," Monday February 11, 2019.
Myriad Carroll County high school students as they read poetry, speeches, sang songs and presented artwork at the fifth annual African-American Read-In Monday evening — a collaboration between Carroll County Public Schools, the Carroll County Public Library, the NAACP and Carroll Arts Center.
East Towson, a historically black neighborhood in the heart of the suburban town, is the kind of place where people put down roots.
People who grew up in Turner Station, an African-American enclave in Baltimore County, recall a place where "everybody knew everybody" and church and family ruled. Many went on to great success, despite racial challenges. Now some are working to revive the neighborhood.
Celebrate Black History Month by browsing pictures of notable Maryland African-Americans.
Plans to renovate and repurpose Howard County’s former all-black high school are seeing renewed vigor with the county delegation’s recent vote to support a $500,000 bond bill for the project — a measure that could result in $1 million overall with a county match.
Harriet Elizabeth Brown was
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