Every February, college professors like myself are tasked to remind students and the general public of the significance of Black History Month. Undoubtedly, many people understand the potential value behind it, yet I sense a growing apathy among students. If I did not know better, I might be tempted to believe that Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. solved all the nation's problems. I might also believe that current events associated with race are mere coincidence or figments of my imagination.
That right to complain is well worth exercising so it doesn't become lost in ages to come, because the collection of taxes can be predicted to persist for however much time human civilization continues.
There are some who think of the events in Ferguson as isolated, as simply a moment in time. To me it seemed like part of the continuum in the struggle for progress in our country. When I interviewed King's aides, they were always quick to mention that the civil rights movement didn't die with King. And we still have far to go before we achieve full equality among America's citizens.
It might deal in an industry's past, but the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore certainly has its eyes on the future. From increasing its role in early childhood education in Baltimore to forming new ties with railroad museums in other countries, the so-called "birthplace of American railroading" constantly seeks to remain relevant in new and exciting ways, said Courtney Wilson, an antiques expert and the museum's executive director.
After passing so many tests in what has been a turnaround season for Mark Turgeon¿s program, Maryland flunked its history lesson Wednesday night. Leading at halftime by two points, the Terps went as cold as the frigid temperatures outside, losing to the Fighting Illini, 64-57.
Baltimore Sun reporter Dan Connolly shares some thoughts on free-agent outfielder Colby Rasmus' potential fit in the Orioles clubhouse, the deaths of Stu Miller and Hank Peters, and the Hall of Fame voting.
The Treaty of Paris Center, a small room in a basement on Main Street in Annapolis, tells the story of America between the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783 and the writing of the Constitution in 1787.
African-American communities already held traditional church services on New Year's eves, but they took on a special meaning as the country welcomed in the watershed year of 1863, becoming the predecessors of today's Watch Night services. In Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and the many free black communities in other cities and towns, African-Americans gathered to anticipate the moment the United States finally would declare itself at war with slavery and not simply disunion.
City officials on Monday seized hundreds of artifacts recovered during archaeological digs in Carroll Park from a nonprofit that had been charged with caring for the pre-Civil War items but alarmed officials by moving boxes of them to a storage locker in Baltimore County without permission.
For the 16th year, six historic churches in downtown Havre de Grace welcomed visitors from around the area Sunday afternoon to marvel at ornate architecture, learn about local history and catch up with some old friends.
Saturday marked the second day of Kwanzaa, a seven-day celebration of family, community and culture created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, an Eastern Shore-born activist for civil rights and Black Power. The holiday is designed to connect to African traditions and is organized around seven principles, including unity, self-determination and faith.