Posts tagged ‘History’

5-1-12: From Slave Ship to Harvard

The amzing story of an African-American family that’s lived in Maryland for six generations–beginning with Yarrow Mamout, who was brought from Guinea to the U.S. as a slave in 1752. Tom Hall talks with James Johnston, author of the book “From Slave Ship to Harvard.”

Continue Reading May 1, 2012 at 7:55 am 2 comments

4-25-12: Remembering Gwynn Oak

The same day that Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, an African American girl became the first black child to ride on the merry-go-round at Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Baltimore County. We look at the effort behind that initial ride.

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2-24-12: The Purpose of Black History Month

Do we need a black history month? That’s a question being posed this February by a number of members of the African-American community. We talk with two professors who debate its merits.

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2-10-12: 120 Years for the Afro

Learning about the history of the Afro-American Newspapers by digging through over a century of archives.

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1-3-12: In with the Old

Sheilah explores Maryland folk art at the Maryland Historical Society

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9-2-11: The Warmth of Other Suns

Author Isabel Wilkerson on the Great Migration.

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6-17-11: Juneteenth

Where will Marylanders be commemorating emancipation this weekend? Sheilah finds out from representatives of the National Juneteenth Museum and the Maryland Historical Society.

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5-17-11: 1861

The Civil War Awakening with author Adam Goodheart

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5-16-11: The Story of Reverdy Johnson

The most famous Marylander you’ve never heard of.

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4-11-11: That’s a REALLY Big Chicken

The Delmarva peninsula is the 11th largest producer of broiler chickens in the U.S. What does that mean for the peninsula?

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