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AFRO Black History 2016: Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories

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    D.C. Freedom Rider Remembers Battle Against Inequality

    Almost 50 years ago, the Rev. Reginald Green stood among violent racists in the American South and challenged segregation. Now he serves as the D.C. First Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church’s interim pastor. Though he...

    The $80-A-Week Guard Who ‘Blew the Whistle’ On Watergate

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the paper’s archives. We start off this week with Frank Wills, the security guard who blew the whistle...

    Kwame Rose, a Positive Ignition for Social Change

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the archives. This week we spotlight Kwame Rose, a Baltimore native who went from making music to fighting...

    Black History Month at The Fredrick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum

    In honor of Black history month, The Fredrick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum will be hosting an exhibition entitled Baltimore "MASTERS" Art of the Ancestors a salute to historical Baltimore Black visual artists. Baltimore "MASTERS" Art of the Ancestors...

    For Baltimore’s Fern Scotland, It was a long road to bowling’s pinnacle

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the paper’s archives. This week we spotlight Fern Scotland, the first Black woman to inducted into the Greater...

    David Bowers: Warrior for Affordable Housing

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the community. This week we sit with David Bowers, a D.C. resident who has been leading the fight...

    New Suburban Sanitation Commission CEO Pushes for Employee Progress

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important community heroes. This week we sit with Carla Reid, CEO and general manager of the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission. She is...

    Woman Watch Repairer Gets Hall of Fame Bid

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the paper’s archives. We start off this week with Lillian Nutter, an expert watch repairer. Because she is one...

    Margaret Armstrong, A Founder of Baltimore School, Turns 100

    Margaret DeMan Armstrong, a founder of the Baltimore School for the Arts celebrated her 100th birthday Jan. 30 with loved ones honoring her and her accomplishments. The event took place at Brookdale Towson, a...

    Haynes Champions the Need for HBCUs

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the community. This week we sit with Leonard Haynes III, a man who has devoted his life to...

    Rev. Mrs. Nannie Gibbs, Leader in Cherry Hill Community, Buried

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the paper’s archives. This week, the obituary of the Rev. Mrs. Nannie Gibbs, a community leader from the...

    Ex-Slave Vets Started D.C. National Guard Unit

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the paper’s archives. This week’s heroes are ex-slaves who started a National Guard unit in D.C. Following the Civil...

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