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

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    DC man is first pilot with Western Air Lines

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the archives. This week we spotlight Fredrick M. A. Pitcher, who was the first Black man to be...

    Museum Tells History of Local Black Aviators

    For Black History Month, the ‘AFRO’ presents a series of articles highlighting important community heroes. This week we sit with the College Park Aviation Museum to learn the history and challenges that local Black...

    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...

    Ramone Messam Turns Young Dreams Into Reality

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important community heroes. This week we sit with Ramone Messam, who helps young people in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County and Howard...

    Two Sisters Work to Empower Baltimore Families

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes. We start off this week with Shannon Morgan and Valarie Matthews, two sisters trying to make a difference in...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Horse Taxi Beats the Gas Shortage

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the paper’s archives. This week’s hero is Robert DeKine, a young man who started a horse taxi service...

    African-American Civil War Museum Hosts Black History Month Kickoff

    Because the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture won’t open on the National Mall until this September, the D.C. Black History Celebration Committee and the African American Civil War Museum kicked...

    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...
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