Frederick Douglass High School Celebrates 130 Years


Hello everyone! How are you doing? I am doing great! So much is going on–a lot of music, entertainment and  lots of events.


The Frederick Douglass High School Alumni Association is having a dinner and dance  celebrating the school’s 130th anniversary. Founded in 1883 as the Colored High and Training School, Douglass is the second oldest historically integrated public high school in the U.S.   It was the only high school for African-Americans in the city of Baltimore until Paul Laurence Dunbar High School opened its doors in 1937. The 130th anniversary dinner and dance will be held at The Forum, 4210 Primrose Avenue, on  June 7, from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Tickets include a full-course buffet, open bar, live entertainment by The Slagz Band and special guest, Rosa “Rambling Rose” Pryor doing a book-signing of her new book {African-American Community, History & Entertainment in Maryland}. For ticket information, contact Eleanor Everett at 410-233-5103 or Joseph Smith at 410-960-8040.


Sojourner-Douglass College’s Owings Mills campus is hosting  “Evening with the Arts; Jazz ‘N’ Jeans Nite,” featuring Carl Grubbs & Company with Inetta McNeill, and yours truly, will be there with my new book on  May 31, 7-9:30 p.m. The event will take place at Sojourner Douglass College, 10711 Red Run Blvd., Suites 119-121 in Owings Mills, Md. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-581-1802.


Myra Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star P.H.A. is having their annual youth day on  June 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Willard W. Allen Masonic Temple, 1307 Eutaw Place in Baltimore. For more information, call410-971-6890.


On that same note, the War Dogs United a Masonic group is hosting their third annual dance at FOPE #3 Hall, 3920 Buena Vista Avenue, on June 8, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. It is not cabaret style, meaning no BYOB. They will have open buffet and cash bar. For tickets and information, call 410-747-7330.


Did you know that there is an Inspiration Café Radio Talk Show every Wednesday at 7 p.m. EST or you can tune-in via pc or mobile device at Spreaker:, or hosted by Tieshena Davis?  Me either! I typed all this gibberish, but have no idea what it means. I am sure that some of my readers know exactly what it means. I just can’t imagine walking around shopping listening to the radio on my cell phone. Technology is moving just a little too fast for this old lady.


The Enlisted Association Chapter #9 is hosting a Black & White Ball on  June 2 from 4 p.m. to  8 p.m. at the Diamondz Event Center, 9980 Liberty Road, in the Marriottsville Shopping Center. The ticket includes an open bar and buffet, live entertainment by The Slagz Band, DJ music by Sugar Chris and Rosa Pryor doing a book-signing for her new book. For more information, call Carlos Hutchins at 443-963-5711 or Michael Gales at 410-419-7655.


The Royal Theater & Community Heritage Corporation invites you to their “Courtyard Summer Music Series”, a fundraising campaign to rebuild The Royal with a taste of Sandtown at the Avenue Bakery, 2229 Pennsylvania Ave., featuring “Sandtown Simply Black & Baltimore’s Contemporary Gospel Group”“Serenity” on  June 1, 2-6 p.m. This is going to happen at the bakery with the summer music series free to everyone, all summer long every Saturday featuring performances by Baltimore’s best musicians and singers. James  Hamlin, owner and head baker of The Avenue Bakery, says, “Together, we can rebuild the Royal, and reconnect the circuit by making it a community effort, as it was originally. The history and legacy is ours, together we can show the world the greatness of our community and honor those that created it”.


There is so much more, I want to tell you, but I am out of time and out of space. So until the next time, if you need me call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at [email protected]. If you want to order my new book, “African-American Community, History & Entertainment in Maryland” for Father’s Day for $24.  I believe it will make a great gift, just call me. I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.

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Frederick Douglass High School Celebrates 130 Years


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