Frederick County Hosts “Black History in the Making” Ceremony

Black History in the Making Graphic with Frederick County sealFrederick County Executive Jessica Fitzwater hosted “Black History in the Making,” a ceremony dedicated to celebrating the many history-making contributions of the Black community in Frederick County. The ceremony, held Thursday evening, included a performance by Hip Hop Artist Asa Weeks, remarks from Frederick County Council Vice President Kavonte’ Duckett and Frederick County’s Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Michael Hughes, on behalf of the Human Rights Commission, and a Spoken Word performance by UDADA.

A brief presentation was given by AARCH Society President Protean Gibril. Gibril shared a first look at AARCH’s forthcoming Heritage Center and presented a new trailer for their documentary “Back to Our By-gone Days,” which documents the oral history of former Lincoln High School students. Lincoln High School was once the only secondary school available for Black students to attend in Frederick County. The school marks its 100th Anniversary this year.

For more information about the event, visit the Frederick County Calendar or the Frederick News Post.