Michael Rosato’s Cambridge (Maryland) African American Heritage Mural

The African American Heritage Mural is located at the corner of Maryland Avenue and Route 50 in Cambridge, Maryland. 

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Oooo I didn’t plan to capture this beauty today. I saw photos of it about a year ago, circulating online after its unveiling. But when it appeared to the right of me as I was driving by, I just had to pull over || Here is a description found on muralist, Michael Rosato’s website: “A mural highlighting Cambridge, Maryland’s rich African-American history, culture and heritage, particularly in the community around Pine Street, which is one of the oldest African-American communities in the country that dates back to the mid-1800s. Acrylic on board || I plan to look up the history of Pine Street. …Hey! There’s my girl Gloria Richardson !!in the yellow dress. Read about her while taking an African American history class at Georgia State University. It amazed me how Richardson was instrumental in a civil rights movement that spilled over into small town Maryland during the 1960s. I included Image 4, to give you a bit of context. Many are familiar with that picture of Richardson ~ “The Historian”

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Just Added to Cultural & Natural Resource Directory: Harriet Tubman National Historical Park

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Deanna Mitchell was one of the speakers at this year’s Black History Month event held at the Department of the Interior. It was there that it was announced she had been named Superintendent of Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park.

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Event (Washington DC) Rock Creek Park – February

Event (Washington, DC) Rock Creek Park – Nature Center. Every Saturday & Sunday, 4 PM, throughout the month of February.

Under African Skies “Discover African star stories while exploring constellations of the Southern Hemisphere. Listen to ‘Follow the Drinking Gourd’, a folk song about escaping slavery, and trace the song’s possible hidden meanings