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Posted on: February 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Council 2018 Black History Celebration


The Prince George’s County Council will host “We Continue the Fight,” in celebration of Black History Month 2018, on Tuesday, February 27th at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Hearing Room, First Floor, County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, in Upper Marlboro.  “We Continue the Fight” will explore the historical struggles of African-Americans in the areas of education, employment, housing and politics, and ways communities are mobilizing to continue the fight for racial equality from both a national and local perspective.  Featured guest speakers include former Council Chair, and Executive Council Member of the Association for the Study of African Life and History, The Honorable Dorothy F. Bailey; Prince George’s County Office of Human Resources Management Deputy Director and author, Karen W. Gooden, Esq.; and former Chair of the Prince George's County Board of Education, Chair of the Maryland Commission of Education Finance Equity and Excellence (The Thornton Commission), Alvin Thornton, Ph.D.  Ms. Gooden and Dr. Thornton are award-winning co-authors of Like a Phoenix I’ll Rise:  An Illustrated History of African Americans in Prince George’s County, Maryland, 1696-1996.  This event is free and the public is invited.

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