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First Black Union Soldiers Remembered In D.C. Exhibit

Months after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed 150 years ago, the first unit of black Northern soldiers was organized as the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and went on to fight at Fort Wagner in South Carolina during the Civil War.

09/15/2013

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Eastern Shore Dig Seeks Proof Of 1st Free Black Community

Archaeology students have been sifting through a little patch of ground on Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer, seeking evidence that it was home to the nation’s first free African-American community.

07/27/2013

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Walking Tour Shows Off Post-War Black History

The flagpole from which an American flag now flutters in front of the Roger Brooke Taney house on South Bentz Street might be considered a bookend in local history.

06/09/2013

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Hagerstown Monument To Honor Black Civil War Vets

The city of Hagerstown says it will erect a monument to black Civil War veterans 90 years after white veterans of the war were similarly honored.

05/03/2013

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Md.’s Historically Black Colleges Included In Supplemental Budget

Gov. Martin O’Malley is asking for an additional $4.1 million in his supplemental budget to go directly to the state’s four historically black colleges and universities or their students.

04/04/2013

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Diabetes Hits Especially Hard In Poor Black Communities

Nearly one in five African-Americans aged 20 and older have diabetes.

03/14/2013

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O’s Want Schools To Show Their Orange & Black Spirit

The Baltimore Orioles are issuing a challenge to all schools in the state of Maryland.

09/17/2012

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Judge Hears Case Over Md. Funding Of Black Schools

Attorneys arguing that Maryland’s history of racially-segregated higher education is ongoing used decades-old state reports to try to make their point as a federal trial begins.

01/04/2012

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Leading Black Artists Featured At Corcoran Gallery

Works by leading black artists in the contemporary art realm are going on view at Washington’s Corcoran Gallery of Art to tackle issues of racial, sexual and historical identity.

09/30/2011

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Suit: Md. Underfunds Historically Black Schools

A federal judge is deciding whether a suit that contends that Maryland underfunds its four historically black colleges and universities can go forward to trial in June.

05/12/2011

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Black Population In D.C. Down To 50 Percent

The nation’s capital is on the brink of losing its black majority for the first time in 60 years, according to Census data released Thursday.

03/24/2011

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Census: More African-Americans In South Moving To Suburbs

African-Americans in the South are shunning city life for the suburbs at the highest levels in decades, rapidly integrating large metropolitan areas that were historically divided between inner-city blacks and suburban whites.

03/17/2011

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