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Sun StaffMore than 350 years have passed since the first enslaved Africans, taken forcibly from their homelands and sold to people in a land thousands of miles away, set foot in Maryland. Beginning this weekend, their stories and the stories of their...
Tags: Schools, Book, Culture, Slavery, African Americans
Sun StaffCity tourism officials are using this month's scheduled opening of a museum spotlighting black history and culture to push Baltimore as a destination of choice for African-American tourists. With an eye on the planned opening June 25 of the Reginald F....
The Swampby Mark Silva John McCain himself has admitted that he is not the best student of the economy, but tonight the Republican nominee for president missed the official mark by a fairly long-shot with his discussion of unemployment during the......
Special To The SunAs Women's History Month draws to a close, visitors to the Cambridge and Bucktown area of Dorchester County can explore the lives of two Eastern Shore women who became legends of American and Maryland history: Harriet Tubman and Annie Oakley. Tubman's...
Tags: Cambridge (England), Forehead, Restaurants, Suicide, Slavery
Special To The SunImagine a beautiful spring day. You've just left the ballpark and are strolling along the waterfront in the heart of downtown. When you're tired of walking, there are numerous shops and boutiques along the promenade to pique your interest and a wide...
South Florida Sun-SentinelThe plaque stated, “Thank you James Earl Ray for keeping the dream alive.” But the name should have been “James Earl Jones,” the Tony Award-winning actor and voice of "Star Wars'" Darth Vader, "The Lion King’s" Mufasa and CNN. The plaque was intended...
Sun Pop Music CriticThat's not an easy place to discuss. It harbors many ghosts, and the pain from certain events that took place there hasn't necessarily lessened with time. Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the Union, with low employment, poor schools, shabby...
Sun StaffIn his father's day, parents would catch frogs for students to dissect in biology class. Supplies were inadequate and textbooks outdated. But the standard for students was uncompromising: They needed to perform at twice the level of whites if they were...
Past the heavy glass doors of the world's most famous jewelry store, two glimmering rings sit waiting to be selected for the proper marriage. One is a diamond-inlaid platinum band selling for $11,700, the other a matching engagement ring priced at $37,...
IT IS A MANTRA among black Americans that we are insufficiently aware of our history, that our advancement will be hobbled until we are all rooted in a sense of continuity with the past. Yet every year we are regaled with not just a Black History Day but...
Sun StaffAfter 11 years of hopes and hard work, Howard County has issued a building permit for restoration of the Ellicott City Colored School - the county's most prominent reminder of its segregated past. As contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
Sun StaffAlmost every schoolchild knows the fabled Harriet Tubman -- "The Moses of Her People," "Conductor of the Underground Railroad" -- and most adults probably know what every schoolchild knows. Children's stories, but little more. Amazingly, until this...
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