Little-known ‘Colored Girls Museum’ open in Germantown

Local Life | April 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Constance Garcia-Barrio Consider what America acknowledges with Mount Rushmore’s huge portraits of Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Lincoln. Then think about what those 60-foot granite images leave unsaid: that the Founding Fathers might have governed with wrinkled clothes, dirty drawers and untended children if black women — sometimes enslaved — hadn’t worked in their […]

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35 years of Blooming into community force for knowledge

Local Life | April 27th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Barbara Sherf When Mt. Airy resident Barbara Bloom and a core of dedicated volunteers started the Mt. Airy Learning Tree (MALT) 35 years ago, they didn’t have a clue how popular the organization’s mostly evening and weekend classes would become. The community service organization that began instruction in the early 1980s with 17 classes […]

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