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

    Category for AFRO Black History 2016 articles / coverage

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...
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