The black caucus for the NCTE established the African American Read-In as a national event in 1990, Doolan said, but the local event has a collaboration between the school system, the Carroll County Public Library and the Carroll County chapter of the NAACP since 2015.
Dr. Levi Watkins, the first black chief resident of cardiac surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was known as much for fighting the injustice faced by African Americans as his groundbreaking medical work.
Through her autobiographies, poems, essays, lectures and work in front and behind the camera, as well as on stage, Angelou touched generations. Her poignant writings about her own pains, challenges and triumphs; and issues involving civil rights, poverty and racial and social injustices, were brutally honest and on point. But they were done with a finesse that pulled the reader or listener in and left them, if not with a sense of hope for the future, with at least something to think about..
I received my copy of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969)" when I was 16 years old, full of angst and crying over yet another boyfriend lost. My mother walked into my room, laid the book on my bed, and said, "Read it. It will make you strong. It will give you light, and it will teach you how to sing." I did and it did.
Nationally renowned poet and essayist Dr. Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday, was scheduled to be one of three Beacon Award of Life award recipients in a luncheon prior to the Civil Rights Game between the Orioles and Houston Astros on Friday.
More than 100 members of the Oakland Mills High School community turned out Thursday, July 18 to bid farewell to its longtime principal Frank Eastham, who is leaving his post to take an administrative job in the Howard County Public School System.
Elkridge: Saturday, Feb. 18 is the date for the seventh annual bull and oyster roast of the St. Augustine Church Knights of Columbus, Council #11618. The Knights always does a great job with this event.
From The Baltimore Sun archives: One good look at the color of Maya Angelou's skin and the fellow who owned the two-bedroom bungalow decided it was no longer for rent. This happened in 1958 in Laurel Canyon, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles.