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February 10, 2021

In Honor of Black History Month, Congressman David Trone Hosts Conversation on Maryland’s Sixth District’s Role in Black History with Community Leaders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov 

In Honor of Black History Month, Congressman David Trone Hosts Conversation on Maryland’s Sixth District’s Role in Black History with Community Leaders

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) held a conversation about Maryland’s Sixth District’s role in Black history with a panel of community leaders. During the conversation, the group discussed the role their organizations played in Black history and the importance of learning about the past, engaging in tough conversations, and coming together to make real progress.

The panelists included:

  • Rev. Martha Macgill, JD, Rector, Emmanuel Parish of the Episcopal Church in Cumberland
    • The Emmanuel Parish of the Episcopal Church served as a hub for the Underground Railroad.
  • Tifani Fisher, President, NAACP Cumberland Branch
  • Jason Green, JD, Director and Co-Producer, The Quince Orchard Project
    • The Quince Orchard Project is an organization dedicated to collecting and documenting the stories of a Montgomery County town formerly known as Quince Orchard, Maryland.
  • David Key, President, African American Resources Cultural and Heritage Society of Frederick County (AARCH)
    • AARCH is an organization working to preserve and disseminate the history and culture of African Americans living in Frederick County.

You can watch the conversation here

“Systemic inequities are prevalent in every aspect of society. We can’t create a more just society unless we learn about our own history and the role our community played in creating the status quo,” said Congressman Trone. “I was honored to host these distinguished panelists and learn about how the Sixth District contributed, in both good ways and bad, to Black history.”

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees in the 117th Congress and previously served on the Education and Labor and Foreign Affairs Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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