Maryland Civil Rights

The history books are full of civil rights heroes who were from Maryland. Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice, was from Maryland, as was Frederick Douglass.

July 16, 2013

Story Of Civil Rights In Cambridge, Maryland

We commemorate the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Cambridge, Maryland by talking to residents who share their memories of the struggle for civil rights on the Eastern Shore.
December 5, 2008

Carl Murphy

Carl Murphy was the editor and publisher of the Afro American Newspapers for 45 years. In this profile, we hear from Carl Murphy's grandson Ben Phillips, and we hear Bill Grimmette read some of Murphy's stirring editorials.
December 5, 2008

Carl Murphy Editorials

Enjoy these three editorials, written by Carl Murphy and read by master storyteller Bill Grimmette.
December 5, 2008

Ben Phillips, Grandson of Carl Murphy

Ben Phillips is the grandson of Carl Murphy. He joined Marc to discuss the amazing life his grandfather led and the legacy he leaves behind.
December 4, 2008

Juanita Jackson Mitchell

Juanita Jackson Mitchell was the first black female to practice law in Maryland. That is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the extraordinary life this woman led.
December 3, 2008

Gloria Richardson

Gloria Richardson was a leader of the civil rights movement in Cambridge during the 1960's.  This woman was a formidable opponent to those who fought against equal rights and cut an inspiring figure to all who labored for the cause.
December 2, 2008

Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley

Victoria Jackson-Stanley, who is the current and first African American or female Mayor of Cambridge, was only a child when Gloria Richardson was active in the civil rights movement in Cambridge.
December 2, 2008

Pip and Zastrow

Pip and Zastrow is the story of a unique friendship that helped keep Annapolis from plunging into chaos after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
December 1, 2008

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks, who was the inspiration that led to this entire series, is profiled in this last segment of our feature series. Listen to a 1956 interview with Rosa Parks, in which she describes the events of that day, the boycott, and her reasons for doing what she did.