The deadline to submit the name of someone who took part in the August 1963 March on Washington, where the Rev. Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, is being extended from this weekend to May 31.
Isaiah Dixon Jr., a jazz fan, world traveler and four-term state delegate from Baltimore City whose accomplishments included sponsorship of a bill that made cross burnings a felony in Maryland, died of heart failure April 26 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 90.
On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington that is credited with helping to pass federal civil rights and voting rights laws, those who took part in it will be honored with a plaque in Annapolis.
On April 16, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. penned a 7,000-word letter from a jail cell in Birmingham, Ala. The letter came in response to a statement by eight white Alabama pastors on April 12, 1963, titled "A Call for Unity.
Arthur W. Machen Jr., a retired attorney who was also the chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and a legal advocate for the poor, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The former Ruxton resident was 92.
Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel celebrating Black History Month with a special exhibit on black military service in the U.S.; also accepting entry from artists ages 13 to 18 for its "Artist on the Rise: A Teen Juried Exhibition."
After nearly 45 minutes of often impassioned comments from those supporting or opposing a measure to make English the official language of Carroll County, the Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously on Thursday to enact the bill.
Like his first inauguration, at President Obama's second inauguration Jan. 21, people of all colors walked gingerly to the parade and swearing in areas, pushing babies in strollers and elderly or disabled relatives in wheelchairs.