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Posted on: February 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY COUNCIL TO COMMEMORATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

14th Annual Black History Month Celebration - “We Continue the Fight”

 

The Prince George’s County Council will host “We Continue the Fight,” in celebration of Black History Month, on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Hearing Room, First Floor, County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, in Upper Marlboro.  


“I encourage County residents to join us for this very special Black History Month celebration,” said Council Chair Dannielle Glaros (D) – District 3.  “‘We Continue the Fight’ will explore the historical struggles of African-Americans, especially in the areas of education, employment, housing and politics, and ways communities are mobilizing to continue the fight for racial equality from both a national and local perspective.  I’m especially excited about our speakers.  This promises to be an informative afternoon.” 

 
Featured guest speakers include former Council Chair, and Executive Council Member of the Association for the Study of African Life and History, The Honorable Dorothy F. Bailey; Prince George’s County Office of Human Resources Management Deputy Director and author, Karen W. Gooden, Esq.; and former Chair of the Prince George's County Board of Education, Chair of the Maryland Commission of Education Finance Equity and Excellence (The Thornton Commission), Alvin Thornton, Ph.D.  Ms. Gooden and Dr. Thornton are award-winning co-authors of Like a Phoenix I’ll Rise:  An Illustrated History of African Americans in Prince George’s County, Maryland, 1696-1996.



The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

WHAT:              
Prince George’s County Council Black History Program

WHO:   
Prince George’s County Council Members          
The Honorable Dorothy F. Bailey
Karen W. Gooden, Esq.
Alvin Thornton, Ph.D.  

 WHEN:                         
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
                      
WHERE:           
County Administration Building
Council Hearing Room, First Floor
14741 Gov. Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772




 

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