Nineteenth-century American history only recognizes a few African-Americans as outstanding role models — people like Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver. Carroll County's John Baptist Snowden may not rank with those named above, but his struggles and achievements are definitely worth remembering during Black History Month.
During February, museum educators at Montpelier Mansion will take two history programs to area libraries, using dress-ups, role-playing and hands-on activities to bring local history to the community in celebration of Black History Month.
Now that the Maryland General Assembly has begun its 2016 session, we call on members to act on the recommendations of the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force and pass Safe Harbor laws to better protect our children and provide for the specialized services survivors of trafficking require.
The entire life and legacy of Harriet Tubman, who maintained the fight for justice beyond her Underground Railroad exploits, is certainly worth commemorating. Replacing Alexander Hamilton or Andrew Jackson on our paper currency is a fitting tribute to a remarkable person.
With U.S. Treasury officials committing to a putting a woman on a redesigned $10 bill, the frontrunner for that numismatic honor appears to be Maryland's own Harriet Tubman. The woman who was born into slavery on an Eastern Shore plantation, who escaped to become the most iconic of the Underground Railroad leaders, has already won an online "election" for the female face that voters wanted to see on a bill.
March is a good month to think about the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Eastern Maryland, the first national park site named after an African American woman. Harriet was born in March, made up her mind to flee slavery in March and eventually died in March in 1913 at the age of 91. When we heard about the creation of the new park, we decided we wanted to find "Harriet" and headed down to the Eastern Shore fully aware that the new visitor center had barely broken
The Silas Craft Collegians Program, founded in 2000, is named after Silas E. Craft, Sr, who was the principal at Harriet Tubman High School — Howard County's first secondary school for blacks — for seven years.
Howard County's delegation to the General Assembly bid farewell to departing members and welcomed new ones at its public hearing in Ellicott City Thursday night, as legislators looked forward to the start of a new session in January.
The Senate approved creating a national park on Maryland's Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman, the famed "conductor" of the Underground Railroad who helped slaves flee to freedom before the Civil War. A separate Tubman national park was designated in New York. The measure now goes to President Barack Obama for signature.
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers narrowly averted a government shutdown late Thursday night and approved a $1 trillion spending package after a dramatic day on Capitol Hill in which House members in both parties raised objections to portions of the massive spending measure.
WASHINGTON — A long standing and bipartisan effort to create a national park in Maryland and New York to honor abolitionist Harriet Tubman appears to be on the verge of congressional approval after it was tucked into a must-pass defense bill.