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African American History Month in Gaithersburg, Maryland

African American History Month in Gaithersburg, Maryland


Gaithersburg celebrates African American History Month with a proclamation and a host of unique events. Enjoy a "Building Bridges" art exhibit at the Activity Center, a discussion at the Benjamin Gaither Center about the American Minority Veterans Research Project, a screening of Misty Copeland's documentary, "A Ballerina's Tale," plus a sample dance class and a Tasty Books reading, all at Casey Community Center, and a screening of "The Quince Orchard Project" at the Community Museum.

Explore the events here.


This is a City of Gaithersburg announcement.


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Comment balloon 10 commentsRoy Kelley • February 05 2020 07:52PM


Good morning, Roy Kelley nice shout out for African American Week and the events included....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) 8 months ago

In Montgomery County, it is now illegal to discriminate against people based on their natural hairstyle.

Effective Feb. 6, The CROWN Act — which stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair — prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and other public services based on natural hairstyles historically associated with race. Afros, twists, curls, braids, and locks are all protected under this new law.

A person who is discriminated against because of a natural hairstyle can seek a civil penalty of up to $5,000 through the county's Office of Human Rights.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago

African American history is to be recognized, appreciated and celebrated with the unique aspect of the culture, traditions and values they bring

Posted by Sham Reddy CRS, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) 8 months ago

My favorite hibiscus color -- blue -- Roy. Don't see it very often. Lots of special events here in Charlotte this month as well for African American history month.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 8 months ago

Hi Roy, this is a wonderful event that hopefully fosters even more understanding and respect for African American history and culture. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 8 months ago

Roy, there are many events planned around our metro area for Black History month too.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 8 months ago

That blue hibiscus is amazing, Roy.  I don't believe I've ever seen one in that hue.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 8 months ago

Good evening Roy - there are some great exhibits around for Black History Month.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 8 months ago

A Montgomery County, Maryland announcement...

On Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 9:30 a.m. the Council will hold a special service to commemorate Black History Month. The Council will discuss the importance of preserving and honoring African American communities in Montgomery County. The commemoration will include a video segment that documents historic African American communities including Emory Grove in Gaithersburg, Scotland in Potomac and White Ground in Boyds. The video features members of these communities including: Kay Freeman, Eddie Dove, Carolyn Taylor, Rev. C. Glenn Taylor, Claudia Golenda and Roger Cartledge. The Council will conclude the commemoration with a special awards presentation for those who participated in the making of the video. The agenda for the commemoration can be viewed here:…/Bl…/Agenda_BHM_2020.pdf

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago