February 3, 2008
Read what the people who knew the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. thought of him and the civil rights movement in Voices: Reflections on an American Icon Through Words and Song. The book includes locals Darryl R. Matthews Sr., general president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and the Rev. Marcus Garvey Wood, pastor of Providence Baptist Church, who was a classmate of King's at Crozer Theological Seminary. Others who marched with King and share in his legacy, including Julian Bond, Dorothy Height and Nikki Giovanni, also reflect on the times and share their thoughts about the man, who was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.
August 11, 2006
Nonprofit's first renovated house for sale in Dundalk The first house renovated by Dundalk Renaissance Corp. will be open to the community and potential buyers starting this morning. An open house is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the World War I-era stucco rowhouse. It is the first of two houses renovated by Dundalk Renaissance Corp. to be put on the market. The nonprofit organization hopes to renovate 100 houses over five years as part of an effort to revitalize the area. The first house has three bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, a new deck and a new high-efficiency heating and cooling system.
June 12, 2006
And so Molly Welsh, an Englishwoman sentenced to indentured servitude in 17th-century Maryland, wed an African slave named Bannaka. And they begat four daughters, one of whom was named Mary. And Mary wed a slave named Robert, who took her last name, which, by the time of their nuptials, had become Bannaky. Mary and Robert begat one son and three daughters. One of the daughters, Jemima, wed Samuel D. Lett. From that union came eight children, including a son named Aquilla. "Aquilla Lett eventually moved to Ohio," Gwen Marable said Saturday afternoon.
June 8, 2006
HERE COME THE HONS Hey hon. Goin' downy ocean this year, hon? Gonna have some genu-wine Bawlmer crabs, hon? Ooh yeah, you say. You're an honest-ta-goodness Murlinder. And proud of it. You're prouda them O's, uh, regardless. Prouda them Ravens. You "believe." Bawlmer's your home. Your heart. And yeah, hon, Saturday you'll be showing your hometown pride at HonFest in Hampden. This year's festival of all things Bawlmer will take place on the Avenue, across four blocks of 36th Street. Visitors to the all-day festival are encouraged to wear their highest beehive hairdos, bluest eye shadow, hottest spandex pants, funkiest leopard-print accessories or other Baltimore getups.
November 6, 2005
1731: Benjamin Banneker is born Benjamin Banneker, the mathematician and inventor considered to have been America's first black scientist, was born Nov. 9, 1731. He spent most of his life on his father's farm in what is now Ellicott City. (Source: Macmillan Reference USA.) Sun news researcher Paul McCardell contributed to this item.
July 14, 2005
Explore the natural world at a cultural landmark Saturdays through early August at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Ellicott City. Beginning this Saturday, young visitors to the park and museum can take part in the Summer Saturday Nature Series. The program, geared to all ages and free of charge, provides visitors with an educational and fun exploration of nature, at a unique location. The museum, which celebrates the life and accomplishments of African-American scientist Marylander Benjamin Banneker, is situated on a 142-acre historical site.