FCC to Support Hood College, March on Frederick


Frederick Community College is proud to support and join Hood College and other local organizations in a tribute to the historic March on Washington, with a March on Frederick Sept. 26. The event is one of several yearlong initiatives at Hood College and in the community to celebrate the passing of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.

FCC students and staff will participate in the march, that will begin at Harry Grove Stadium at 9:30 a.m. Participants will walk past many of the historic sites related to African American history in Frederick, including Mount Olivet Cemetery, the Lincoln School, the Free Colored Library, Asbury United Methodist Church, Mullinix Park and Diggs Pool, the First Missionary Baptist Church, Union Hospital and the First African American high school. The walk will conclude at Hood College’s Alumnae Hall, where local, state and national civil rights activists, including social activist and American civil rights leader Julian Bond, will address the crowd.

A number of march-related events will take place throughout the weekend including:

• The Frederick Visitor Center Open House, featuring the African America Resources Cultural Heritage Society of Frederick County, the Heart of the Civil War Heritage area and National Park Service exhibits, and an all-afternoon screening of the 1997 documentary, “Up From the Meadows: History of Black Americans in Frederick County, Maryland,” Friday, Sept. 26 from 2 to 6 p.m.

• Tours of the Roger Brooke Taney House will allow visitors to explore what life was like for the many slaves who lived and worked in Frederick County from its beginnings until after the Civil War, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

• A brief interfaith worship service will be followed by a performance featuring some of the gospel and freedom songs that provided a sound track for the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, Sunday, Sept. 28 at 1:30 p.m. in Coffman Chapel at Hood College.

• The Unveiling and dedication of a mural featuring prominent Frederick civil rights leader Lord Nickens, a collaborative effort by artists Jack Pabi and Anthony Owens, Sunday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. at the corner of 7th and North Market streets.

For information on Frederick Community College's participation or to get involved, contact Jeanni Winston-Muir or 301.846.2489For more information about the event, visit