Several Montgomery County organizations have events planned to celebrate and to educate residents.
Here are some of the many Black History events that will take place throughout the county this month:
A Trail-Blazing Civil Rights Victory in Montgomery County
Saturday, February 15
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall delivered an early blow to school segregation right here in Montgomery County gaining equal pay for the county’s African American teachers in 1937. This little-known legal case is often seen as the fist step in Marshall’s successful drive to have separate schools for white and black children declared unconstitutional as the Supreme Court did 17 years later in a landmark decision. This illustrated talk details this remarkable local story and its national significance. Spoiler alert: the victory came at a tremendous cost to the teacher bringing the case. Speaker: Ralph Buglass
“Segregated Schools in Montgomery County 1866-1961”
Saturday, Feb. 15, 12pm- 1:30pm
Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery
History of education for African Americans Children in Montgomery County. Followed by panel discussions.
For more information visit: www.SandySpringSlaveMuseum.org
Black History Month: Walking Tour
Saturday, February 29
10 am – 12 pm Age 8+ $8
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Take a guided tour of the grounds and buildings of Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park and discover the role enslaved labor played on this 19th century farm. Explore how the enslaved could have nature for escape and evasion while seeking freedom. This guided tour includes exterior space and a natural trail. Participants are recommended to dress to be in the elements.
For more information click here.
Black History at the Museum
February 15, 2020
Gaithersburg Community Museum
9 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Stop by the Museum to watch the documentary, “Finding Fellowship: The Quince Orchard Project,” about the historic Quince Orchard community, and stay to make a book about Harriet Tubman. This is a free event.
The movie will be shown at 10:30 a.m., Noon, & 1:30 p.m. Kisha Davis, a principal in the making of The Quince Orchard Project, will be at the Museum from 11 a.m. to noon to provide additional background & answer questions.