AARCH Society celebrated Black History Month in Frederick, Md., with great events, tributes, and celebrations of our African American history, culture, and contributions. Here are some highlights!
- All month: Items from the AARCH Society Archival Collection filled the entry hall display cases at C. Burr Artz Library, as well as a timeline of notable African American pioneers and ‘firsts’ in Frederick County.
- All month: Yemi’s African Americans of Excellence exhibit appeared at Gaslight Gallery, featuring important members of Frederick County’s African American community, past and present.
- February 7: Board Member Barbara Thompson presented Held in Regard at Walkersville Library, highlighting little-known historical persons, places, and events in the African American community.
- February 12: AARCH Society re-screened “The Tale of the Lion” documentary at C. Burr Artz Library, featuring interviews with some of Frederick County’s oldest African Americans.
- February 23: AARCH President Protean Gibril spoke at Frederick County’s Black History Month Celebration, Black History in the Making, a Special Ceremony.
- February 26: Jackson Chapel United Methodist Church aired AARCH Society’s “Back to Our Bygone Days,” a new documentary featuring recollections from Lincoln School, Frederick County’s first and only secondary school for African Americans until the end of segregation.
- February 28: AARCH Society Vice President Seaven Gordon participated a Moving Us Forward and Maryland Public Television screening and panel discussion of Ric Burns’ “Driving While Black, Race, Space, and Mobility in America” at the Delaplaine Center.