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By KEVIN CLAPP | February 28, 2002
Jackie Robinson was one. So was Joe Louis. Secretary of State Colin Powell has said he would not be where he is today if not for them. They are the Buffalo Soldiers, members of all-black units originally founded during the Civil War. Starting as stewards of the western frontier while the Civil War raged, their military presence continued through World War II. Saturday, March 2, a program at the Martin Luther King Center, 131 W. North...
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By ANDREA ROWLAND | February 27, 1999
The Buffalo Soldier in the grainy black-and-white photograph stared out into the crowd gathered Saturday to honor him. Some 50 people met in the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Hagerstown during a ceremony to dedicate articles commemorating the life of the late William O. Wilson, a native of Hagerstown. The event was sponsored by Memorial Recreation Center and Brothers United Who Dare To Care, Inc., a community group that wants to set up a Black History room at the King center.
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BY RICHARD F. BELISLE | March 4, 2002
A platoon of 16 teenage girls demonstrated their precision marching skills Saturday during a Buffalo Soldier Day celebration of African-American veterans at the Martin Luther King Center in Hagerstown. The drill team came from Vision Quest, a privately run rehabilitation camp for young people who have been disciplined in the judicial system. Members of the platoon were sent to Vision Quest three months ago by the courts and assigned to the drill team. They had to become good enough in three months to perform in public.
NEWS
February 12, 2002
March 2 designated Buffalo Soldier Day The Funkstown Town Council on Monday night discussed Buffalo Soldier Day, which will be held March 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Martin Luther King Center. The center is at 131 W. North St. in Hagerstown. Features of Buffalo Soldier Day include the Baltimore Chapter of the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry member; Vision Quest and the Medal of Honor awarded to Cpl. Wm. O. Wilson, 9th U.S. Cavalry, Buffalo Soldiers, will be on display.
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July 3, 2010
Wilbert Keeton, president of the Mounted Unit of Maryland Buffalo Soldiers "Horse Cavalry" (Prince George's County) gave free horseback rides at the Jonathan Street Block Party on June 19. Keeton told a Brothers Who Care official to bring five young people from the area to Prince George's County, Md., to get free riding lessons. Brothers Who Care will be looking for five at-risk youths who could benefit from the riding lessons. The Buffalo Soldiers plan to return in September to do a re-enactment ride of local hero and Medal of Honor recipient Cpl. William O. Wilson.
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October 30, 1997
Crime prevention subject of program CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Drugs, violence and crime prevention will highlight an educational enrichment program from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Franklin County Housing Authority Community Center on West Washington Street, Chambersburg. Speakers include former Chambersburg resident Kenneth Winston, a youth counselor near Philadelphia who has been drug-free for six years. The Rev. Leroy Blair of the John Wesley AME Zion Church and Samuel Brand of the Scotland School for Veterans' Children will also speak.
NEWS
December 6, 1997
Mystery of the medal solved By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer Drive up Jonathan Street in Hagerstown, and you'll come to a nondescript sign near the Coca-Cola building, where the road splits into Pennsylvania Avenue and Forest Drive at Charles Street. The triangular sign is mounted atop a pole that's about 9 feet high. It looks like a street sign. If you're not searching for it, you could easily miss it. The marker, known as the "Medal of Honor Triangle," was erected on Armed Forces Day in 1988.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | tiffanya@herald-mail.com | January 14, 2011
In a region ripe with historic ties, families can honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by taking a Washington County stay-cation. It's easy to seek traces of black history across the river to Harpers Ferry, W.Va., where John Brown led his infamous raid and where W.E.B. DuBois held the Niagara Movement, a precursor to the NAACP. But there's still plenty physical evidence of some of the most significant moments in black history right here in Washington County - like the place where a "Fugitive Blacksmith" escaped to become one of the 19th-century's most prominent black leaders or the chapel where black residents of a small Washington County community went to school.
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By BIG SYDNEY | October 25, 2007
Hey, NFL. I see Buffalo is looking to play in Canada to get some fans who would be excited about the Bills. Jacksonville is having trouble getting fans to watch the Jaguars play and buy their T-shirts. Both are looking to expand their markets. Both want to dupe unsuspecting commoners into thinking their teams are exciting. I know I've offered this before, but why don't you bring those teams here? Dargan would be more than excited to host your teams. We have everything you need to get new fans.
NEWS
February 8, 1999
Veterans need Bartlett To the editor: As an Army veteran (WWII) I feel compelled to write this letter. There seem to be quite a few negative remarks tossed about lately concerning U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett. I write in defense of this man. He is the best friend the veterans could possibly have in our Congress. He is ready to help them in any way he can. He fights for veterans' rights and for what is legally due them. Let me give you an example. Last year Congress passed a multi-billion dollar highway bill, but it passed without Bartlett's vote.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2011
(Editor's note: This story was edited at 5 p.m. May 31 to correct information about the number of Medal of Honor recipients in Washington County.)   His supply train surrounded by Indians, Capt. John S. Loud circled the wagons and looked for someone to get an urgent message to his commanding officer. Two Indian scouts refused to carry the message through the gauntlet, but Cpl. William Othello Wilson stepped forward and volunteered. With a volley of rifle fire from his fellow cavalrymen, Wilson took off on horseback with the Sioux in pursuit.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | tiffanya@herald-mail.com | January 14, 2011
In a region ripe with historic ties, families can honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by taking a Washington County stay-cation. It's easy to seek traces of black history across the river to Harpers Ferry, W.Va., where John Brown led his infamous raid and where W.E.B. DuBois held the Niagara Movement, a precursor to the NAACP. But there's still plenty physical evidence of some of the most significant moments in black history right here in Washington County - like the place where a "Fugitive Blacksmith" escaped to become one of the 19th-century's most prominent black leaders or the chapel where black residents of a small Washington County community went to school.
NEWS
July 31, 2010
"I agree with Barry Martin in his letter to the editor. People should remember who was there first. ... If you don't like it, go back to where you was before moving here. " -- Boonsboro "I want to complain about President Obama. Ever since he's been in office I've been unemployed. And times are rough, and all the stress and everything. I think it's because of the unemployment issues, and I go out every day, I go on the Internet every day, and still no job ... I submit my resume and I never hear nothing back, and I wait for months and months, and I just think something's wrong there.
NEWS
July 3, 2010
Wilbert Keeton, president of the Mounted Unit of Maryland Buffalo Soldiers "Horse Cavalry" (Prince George's County) gave free horseback rides at the Jonathan Street Block Party on June 19. Keeton told a Brothers Who Care official to bring five young people from the area to Prince George's County, Md., to get free riding lessons. Brothers Who Care will be looking for five at-risk youths who could benefit from the riding lessons. The Buffalo Soldiers plan to return in September to do a re-enactment ride of local hero and Medal of Honor recipient Cpl. William O. Wilson.
NEWS
By BIG SYDNEY | October 25, 2007
Hey, NFL. I see Buffalo is looking to play in Canada to get some fans who would be excited about the Bills. Jacksonville is having trouble getting fans to watch the Jaguars play and buy their T-shirts. Both are looking to expand their markets. Both want to dupe unsuspecting commoners into thinking their teams are exciting. I know I've offered this before, but why don't you bring those teams here? Dargan would be more than excited to host your teams. We have everything you need to get new fans.
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by TIM ROWLAND | May 3, 2005
As a resident of Hagerstown, and I want to be perfectly clear about this, I would just like to say that we are not racists simply because we don't want to name anything in town after a black man. The urban media feel differently, of course, writing up grandiose articles blaming, among others, "old-timers" for perpetuating sentiments in "this blue-collar town" (read, "hick city") that hold desegregation to be right up there with gay marriage and low-rider pants on the scale of bad ideas.
NEWS
May 3, 2005
As a resident of Hagerstown, and I want to be perfectly clear about this, I would just like to say that we are not racists simply because we don't want to name anything in town after a black man. The urban media feel differently, of course, writing up grandiose articles blaming, among others, "old-timers" for perpetuating sentiments in "this blue-collar town" (read, "hick city") that hold desegregation to be right up there with gay marriage and low-rider pants on the scale of bad ideas.
NEWS
BY RICHARD F. BELISLE | March 4, 2002
A platoon of 16 teenage girls demonstrated their precision marching skills Saturday during a Buffalo Soldier Day celebration of African-American veterans at the Martin Luther King Center in Hagerstown. The drill team came from Vision Quest, a privately run rehabilitation camp for young people who have been disciplined in the judicial system. Members of the platoon were sent to Vision Quest three months ago by the courts and assigned to the drill team. They had to become good enough in three months to perform in public.
NEWS
February 28, 2002
If you go: Buffalo Soldiers Day, featuring displays, memorabilia and re-enactors Saturday, March 2 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Martin Luther King Center 131 W. North St. Hagerstown Free
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By KEVIN CLAPP | February 28, 2002
Jackie Robinson was one. So was Joe Louis. Secretary of State Colin Powell has said he would not be where he is today if not for them. They are the Buffalo Soldiers, members of all-black units originally founded during the Civil War. Starting as stewards of the western frontier while the Civil War raged, their military presence continued through World War II. Saturday, March 2, a program at the Martin Luther King Center, 131 W. North...
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