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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
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