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June 19 2023



9-9:45 a.m. — Scotland: A Walk Through the Recent History and Social Justice, with Chuck Williams of the Scotland AME Zion Church


9:55-10:40 a.m. — Interpreting Slavery and Freedom: The Mission of the Button Farm Living History Center with Button Farm director Tony Cohen


10:50-11:40 a.m. — History in the Parks: Focusing on Culture – A Countywide Approach with Shirl Spicer of Montgomery Parks


11:50 a.m.-12:35 p.m. — “Help Us to Help Each Other, Lord:” A History of the Black Benevolent Societies in Montgomery County with historian and author Paige Whitley


12:45-1:20 p.m. — Remembering the Rosenwald Schools of Scotland and Other Montgomery County Historic Black Communities with historian Ralph Buglass


1:30-2:10 p.m. — Discovering an African American Cemetery and the Historical Research Tools Used with historians Diane Baxter and Chiquita Sorrels


2:20-2:55 p.m. — Certain Party or Parties Unknown: Raising Awareness of Three African American Men Who Fell Victim to Racial Terror Lynchings in Montgomery County in the 1880s: Mr. John Diggs-Dorsey, Mr. George Peck, and Mr. Sidney Randolph, with Sharon Wilder speaking on behalf of the Montgomery County Commission on Remembrance and Reconciliation


3:05-3:50 p.m. — The History of Montgomery County’s Black Sandlot Baseball Games and Players, with Bruce Adams of Bethesda Big Train Base Ball Inc.

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