On the day that the Howard County school board apologized for the system's treatment of African-American students during segregation, Dottie Cook thought back to her middle school days, when she received a hand-me-down education that included tattered books with her uncle's name written in them.
In his recently published "Maryland's Civil War Photographs," Ross J. Kelbaugh, a noted collector of vintage Maryland images, has assembled a collection of photographs that at times is profoundly moving and horrifying of the conflict that killed more than 700,000 Americans between 1861 and 1865.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
An exhibit in Howard County illustrates the tightly interwoven stories of African-Americans who settled in there from the late-19th century to the mid-1900s, as much as 90 years before Columbia was founded
By By Janene Holzberg and Special to The Baltimore Sun
Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to spend nearly $23 million to improve Maryland's often-maligned state parks, proposing widespread renovations for a system that critics say has been deteriorating for more than a decade.