April 16, 2012
Thanks to a quirk in this year's income tax filing deadline , many Americans are getting a lesson in Civil War history today. The IRS pushed back the filing deadline because April 15 landed on Sunday and today is Emancipation Day , which marks the anniversary of the 1862 District of Columbia Emancipation Act . The act is not well-known, but you could consider it the predecessor of the broader proclamation that President Abraham Lincoln...
August 31, 2011
Join St. Mark's United Methodist Church in its annual Emancipation Day Celebration, Saturday, Sept. 3, starting at 11 a.m. at Emancipation Park, on Eighth Street at Route 198. Emancipation Day is the oldest annual event in Laurel, going back more than 100 years, and celebrates the freeing of slaves in America. This year, coed softball games at McCullough Field on Eighth Street are part of the events, and food vendors and music will fill Emancipation Park. A parade kicks off at 3 p.m. near St. Mark's Church, 601 Eighth St. Parade participants include bands from Bowie State University, the Annapolis Drum and Bugle Corps and the Laurel High School poms squad.
August 25, 2011
Old Town Laurel's St. Mark's Methodist Church, along with members of the greater-Laurel black community, will hold its annual Emancipation Day Celebration Saturday, Sept. 3, beginning at 11 a.m. The celebration will be held at the aptly named Emancipation Park on Eighth Street. The aforementioned land parcel was dedicated and officially named Emancipation Park by the city of Laurel, during a celebration there Sept. 7, 1991. According to Thomas Matthews, the church's event coordinator and chairperson, this gathering has been held annually since the 1900's.
January 25, 2010
At the entrance to the Towson Library, visitors encounter a life-size photograph of Abraham Lincoln - familiar with his towering height and black attire, but unusual because he is clean-shaven and his eyes are stark blue. The photo is the first of many in a multipanel exhibit that focuses on the 16th president and his struggles with slavery and the Civil War. The library opened the traveling exhibit, "Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation," Thursday, and the staff has put together books, documentaries and Lincoln memorabilia to accompany it - including a collection of Civil War-era artifacts on loan from the Baltimore County Historical Society and a trunk borrowed from the Gettysburg National Military Park and filled with relics of 19th-century military life.
December 7, 2008
Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln By John Stauffer Twelve / 432 pages / $30 Frederick Douglass didn't think much of Abraham Lincoln's assertion in 1862 that blacks were the cause of the Civil War or his plan to send as many of them as possible to the republic of Colombia. The innocent horse does not make the horse thief, Douglass fumed. It is "the cruel and brutal cupidity of those who wish to possess horses, or money, and Negroes" that ought to be blamed.
July 30, 2006
On July 27, 2006 JUNE ELLEN BURLEY was called home. Visitation at the Albert P. Wylie Funeral Home, 9200 Liberty Rd., on Wednesday August 2, 2006 from 4 to 8 P.M. The family will receive friends at the Full Gospel Emancipation Life Center, 8232 Red Miles Ln., Odenton, MD 21113 on Thursday at 11:30 A.M., with services to follow. Funeral arrangements were made by John L. William, IV.