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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | February 3, 1996
When the Nation of Islam Security Agency lost its city contract last year to guard some of Baltimore's high-rise public housing projects, Kimberly Albright lost her paycheck.For a year, she had patrolled West Baltimore's Lexington Terrace apartments, a job with perils but a wage that fed her two children. That ended in November when a new guard assumed her post after a federal order gave the lucrative contract to a competitor.But that legal tangle has benefited a Baltimore high school looking for help.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1996
Benjamin A. Quarles, one of the country's foremost authorities on African-American history and a former history professor and department head at Morgan State University, died Saturday of a heart attack at Prince George's Hospital Center.Dr. Quarles, 92, wrote eight books about black history, co-authored another and edited several others. He also wrote numerous articles that appeared in academic journals and periodicals, and more than 100 book reviews.His flair for telling the story of African-American contributions to the nation's social and economic fabric carried his name far beyond the circles of academia.
FEATURES
By Alexa James | August 8, 2002
A Baltimore citywide reading program begun yesterday, dubbed "Baltimore's Book," continues through September, culminating with the Baltimore Book Festival Sept. 27-29. (See details on Page 1A.) The book being read - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - can be checked out of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, purchased for $1 at the library gift store or read online (the book was never copyrighted) at www.gutenberg.org. Here are some of the events planned in conjunction with the program: Sept.
SPORTS
November 26, 2011
Class 4A Old Mill 49, Catonsville 20 Quince Orchard 23, C.H. Flowers 12   Class 3A River Hill 41, Aberdeen 7 Thomas Johnson 12, Huntingtown 3   Class 2A Middletown 48, Edmondson 8 Frederick Douglass 22, Kent Island 6   Class 1A Dunbar 42, Overlea 6 Perryville 20, Fort Hill 14, OT   STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS (at M&T Bank Stadium)...
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May 22, 2007
On May 20, 2007, FREDERICK DOUGLASS. On Wednesday, friends may call at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services (East) 4905 York Road where the family will receive friends from 3-8 P.M. On Thursday, services will be held at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Chapel, 4905 York Road where the family will receive friends from 10 -10:30 A.M., with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-433-7500.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | April 24, 1998
Sam Lacy, sports editor of the Baltimore Afro-American, yesterday received the Frederick Douglass Award from the University System of Maryland, amid observations that the lives of the two civil rights activists nearly overlapped.Lacy, 94, was born eight years after Douglass' death. Better he follow in Douglass' footsteps, Lacy said of the 19th century abolitionist and editor."Frederick Douglass laid the groundwork for my work in journalism," Lacy said at a luncheon in his honor at Oriole Park.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | February 19, 1994
It's not going to win Olympics-style mega-ratings, or create a Tonya-and-Nancy front-page buzz. But "Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad" is going to be seen by some viewers as one of the more important productions of the TV season.The made-for-cable film, which airs at 8 tonight on Black Entertainment Television and the Family Channel, marks the first time that African-Americans have had the chance to dramatize a slice of their history on prime-time TV.The result is an engaging film that differs in several key ways from previous made-for-TV versions of African-American history, which were controlled by whites.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | October 30, 1996
Roger Guenveur Smith knows that the Huey P. Newton most of us remember is a one-dimensional figure -- the angry revolutionary with a rifle in hand and a bandoleer across his chest.But to Smith, whose one-man show, "A Huey P. Newton Story," opens tomorrow at Center Stage, the late co-founder of the Black Panther Party is "a tragic hero of Shakespearean dimensions. In a sense, he's my Hamlet."Smith believes that Newton, like Hamlet, is a man of many contradictions: "In 1966 he founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense with Bobby Seale, and he did that on the streets of Oakland, Calif.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | September 4, 2001
There is no historical marker at the vacant lot near Caroline and Thames streets where Frederick Douglass walked into a store to buy his first book. There are no signs on the white concrete garage on Aliceanna Street or in the parking area across from H&S Bakery on Fleet Street, other Fells Point sites associated with the famous abolitionist. Ellen Frost passes them nearly every day but didn't realize until yesterday that each site was important in the life of Douglass, who spent nearly 10 years in Fells Point before he escaped from slavery in Baltimore and became one of the 19th century's most important human and civil rights activists.
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By ERICKA BLOUNT DANOIS and ERICKA BLOUNT DANOIS,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 5, 2006
IN THE LIVING CLASSROOM Foundation on South Caroline Street, sixth-graders from the Crossroads charter school are sitting on the floor waiting for their surprise guests. Jamila Sams, the dean of students, asks the children whether they know about Frederick Douglass, a former slave and abolitionist who lived in Baltimore. None of them has an exact answer. Then suddenly, a long, low wail erupts from the back of the room and a woman stomps in wearing a 19th-century teal dress that looks like it has a giant birdcage underneath the skirt.
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