Standing inside the Smith Theatre at Howard Community College on Sunday, social activist and author Dorothy Bailey recalled Martin Luther King Jr.'s words resonated with her as she was preparing to "sit in" protest at North Carolina Central University in the 1960's.
On the eve of the celebration of the birth of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and the inauguration of President Barack Obama, more than 300 communicants and friends packed East Baltimore's historic St. Francis Xavier Church.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Abraham Lincoln, who explored and wrestled with passage of the 13th Amendment focusing on the abolition of slavery, unflinchingly put Euclid's 2,000-year-old "Elements" this way in the movie "Lincoln": "Things which are equal to the same thing are equal to each other."
The diversity of the military and of Harford County at large is a sign of how far the country has come since Martin Luther King Jr., made his "I have a dream" speech in 1963, Aberdeen Proving Ground's new commanding general said Thursday.
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast, both scheduled for the coming week, will recognize more than a dozen area residents for their work in human relations, community service, civil rights and improving the lives of others.
To honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr., who would have been 84 on Jan. 15, Statham will lead the sixth annual Sing for King concert Sunday, Jan. 20 at First Baptist Church of Laurel. The free event will be highlighted by Statham's rousing "Trilogy of Dreams," written for chorus, orchestra, piano and organ, along with portions of Statham's cantata, "Whence We Came and Where We Are."
Expressing confidence that "the will is there" in the General Assembly to do away with capital punishment, Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted Tuesday that the voters would uphold any decision to repeal the death penalty.
The Rev. Gertie T. Williams feels very much at home when she volunteers at the restored Ellicott City Colored School on Frederick Road. The Howard County native's ease in her surroundings occurs for good reason: From grades one to seven, she attended a nearly-identical two-room schoolhouse for African-American students, located in Elkridge. So when county personnel hit upon the idea of holding an open house Jan. 21 on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the first Howard school for black children built
A professor of physics at the University of Maryland, College Park who specializes in fundamental questions of the structure and behavior of the universe has been named a recipient of the National Medal of Science.
Annapolis civil rights activist Carl O. Snowden resigned his post in the Maryland Attorney General's Office Friday, one month after his conviction on a marijuana possession charge and following an eight-month absence from the job.
By By Erin Cox and Andrea F. Siegel and The Baltimore Sun
The wicked winter spell that enveloped the region's ski areas last year has been broken. Snow guns, ably assisted by Wednesday's surprise storm, are turning the brownscape of late fall into the dazzling white of winter.
The pastor of a church whose flock works with some of Anne Arundel County's poorest residents and a longtime civil rights activist will be the keynote speakers at upcoming events in the county honoring the work of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.