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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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The Blind Man Who Refused To Be Handicapped

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the archives. This week we spotlight Robert Coleman, a D.C. native who moved to Baltimore in 1896. He...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Delores Green Takes Care of Others in Annapolis

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the community. This week we sit with Delores Green, an Annapolis native who has been helping others since...

    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...

    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...
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