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In the News! Celebrating the life of Frederick Douglass
From our friends at Frederick Douglas Live
Mt. Harmony Elementary recently took a trip into the past when it hosted Frederick Douglass Literacy Night.
The Feb. 9 event featured poet, author and Frederick Douglass character actor Nathan Richardson, who spoke on education and civility. More >
Volunteers Needed to Clean-up Red Hill Cemetery
Calling all Volunteers – Help Clean-Up Historical Red Hill Cemetery
- April 1st, 2023, 11:00 am ’til 3:00 pm
- Refreshments provided
- Tools needed: Tree trimmers, Weed whackers, Pruners
- Volunteers from Hood College Archaeological Dept. / Boy Scouts of America
- Location: WEST of 5628 Red Hill Rd., Keedysville, MD
- Carpool from Keedysville Post Office rear parking lot 10:30 to 10:45 am
Following Video Courtesy DC News Now, from October 2021 article. (loads slowly)
Benjamin Malone, John R. Brown, and George W. Fisher all enlisted in September 1863 with the 2nd Regiment USCT, an infantry regiment based in Arlington, Virginia. The regiment was attached to the Department of the Gulf in Florida throughout its nearly three-year existence from November 1863 through January 1866. Benjamin Malone enlisted on September 9, 1863, in Baltimore at the age of twenty-one in Company F of the 2nd Regiment and was immediately appointed to the rank of Corporal, and later promoted to Sergeant. John R. Brown enlisted at the same time as Malone, also into Company F of the 2nd Regiment. He was enlisted as a Private but was promoted to Corporal one month into his service. George W. Fisher enlisted at the age of twenty-one in Baltimore on September 10, 1863, as a Private in Company I of the 2nd Regiment, USCT. Company I was among those who saw action during the February 1865 Battle of Fort Myers. George W. Fisher’s military record includes a notation that he was ‘free on or before April 19, 1861.’ A Keedysville-area farmer and slaveholder, Washington C. Snively, submitted claims for compensation for the loss of his two former slaves, George W. and John W. Fisher. Both claims failed. There is no record of John W. Fisher’s enlistment or service. Malone, Brown, and Fisher all mustered out of service in 1866 and returned to Red Hill.
Limited parking, so carpooling is necessary. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 304-539-1650 for more info.
Just Lookin’s 28th Birthday in Our Hagerstown Gallery!
Join us for Just Lookin’s 28th birthday in Our Hagerstown gallery!
- Anniversary Party
- Saturday – Monday
- February 18 to February 20, 2023
1:00 – 6:00 PM each day
Hard to believe it has been 28 years since we opened in our current location. To those of you that have been with us since 1990, thanks for listening to our dreams of the gallery that we wanted to grow. To all that have joined us since, thank you for becoming part of this amazing journey.
Most of all to our family of artists, it’s been all about you from the first thought to our current success, much love!
Lots of art and food to feast on!
Just Lookin’ Gallery
40 Summit Ave
Langston Hughes—A Harlem Renaissance Man
Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, and playwright who was a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance. He was known for his works celebrating the African American culture, life and heritage, often using jazz and blues influences in his writing. Here’s a great post from the Radical Tea Towel! Read the Post >
Black inventors have played a significant role in shaping our modern world through their innovative ideas and inventions. Despite facing discrimination and limited opportunities, these individuals have made significant contributions in various fields such as science, technology, and medicine. The following is a list of notable black inventors and their inventions that have had a lasting impact on society.
(With thanks to Effe Shears for the picture)