Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday used a tribute to 19th-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass to renew the call for equal voting rights for people who live in the nation’s capital.
President Barack Obama and congressional leaders unveiled a full-length statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks in the Capitol Wednesday, paying tribute to a figure whose name became synonymous with courage in the face of injustice.
A statue of Frederick Douglass will soon be moved to the United States Capitol alongside statues of luminaries from the 50 states, and District of Columbia leaders are planning to celebrate the move.
An 8-foot-tall bronze statue of Baltimore’s first black mayor will be placed at the Inner Harbor.
The fans erupted with a standing ovation and upon his arrival to the field, they cheered again when a smaller version of the bronze sculpture was unveiled in front of the pitcher’s mound.
Brooks Robinson–immortalized in bronze. The Hall of Fame third-baseman looks back on his 23 seasons with the Orioles at a special statue unveiling at Camden Yards. WJZ has the speech, and reaction from other O’s legends.
There was plenty of excitement before the Orioles-Red Sox game on Saturday. There was a tribute to one of the best Orioles in history.
Friday morning in Camden Yards looks much different than it did the night before. Fans packed the place for a sold-out showdown– the first of four against the New York Yankees. But the game wasn’t the only thing that had fans excited.
Seventeen years ago, all eyes were on Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. as he set a game-streak record that still has not been broken. And Thursday, he is honored at Camden Yards in front of a packed house with Orioles legends looking on.
The Orioles had a well attended ceremony for the unveiling of the statue of Hall of Fame first baseman Eddie Murray. Before the celebration even began the crowd erupted with the chants of “Eddie Eddie Eddie.”
Bronze batter. He was larger than life on the field, now, Hall of Famer Eddie Murray will stay that way in bronze. He is the next former Oriole in a long line of players honored in a new tribute.
You may not know his name but there’s a statue in Frederick recognizing an American Revolutionary leader who some regard as the nation’s first president.