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Black history presentations

February 12, 2006

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Educating our children

FREDERICK, Md. - Karen Stroup, director of the Country Day School in Kearneysville, W.Va., will speak on "Reason, Respect and Responsibility: Education for a Rational World." The lecture is sponsored by Frederick Secular Humanists. 1:30 p.m. C. Burr Artz Public Library, Community Room, 110 E. Patrick St.

'Is Africa My Home?'

Debra Newman Ham will present a lecture titled, "Is Africa My Home?", the debate about the colonization of Maryland blacks in the 19th century. 2:30 p.m. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Niagara Movement

Kim Biggs, a park ranger from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, will present a lecture on the Niagara Movement. A timeline will be on display several days prior to and following the lecture. 7 p.m. Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Seating is limited; call 301-739-3250, ext. 136 for reservations.

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Saturday, Feb. 18

Black history

THURMONT, Md. - The 30-minute program will explore "African-American Influences" in northern Frederick County. 1:30 p.m. Catoctin Mountain Park Visitors Center, Md. 77.

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