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For Baltimore’s Fern Scotland, It was a long road to bowling’s pinnacle

For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the paper’s archives. This week we spotlight Fern Scotland, the first Black woman to inducted into the Greater Baltimore Bowling Hall of Fame. Until...

Ramone Messam Turns Young Dreams Into Reality

For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important community heroes. This week we sit with Ramone Messam, who helps young people in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County and Howard County fulfill their musical dreams. Born...

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 a pilot for Western Air...

Museum Tells History of Local Black Aviators

For Black History Month, the ‘AFRO’ presents a series of articles highlighting important community heroes. This week we sit with the College Park Aviation Museum to learn the history and challenges that local Black aviators faced. College Park Airport is...

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 the first Black woman to...

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 War there returned to 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 for social change. Many people are...

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 eventually lost his sight but...

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 for affordable housing for more...

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 during a gas shortage in...

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 fighting for the survival of...

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 Cherry Hill neighborhood of Baltimore. Funeral...

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