Recent incidents at Mount Hebron High School in Howard County, Maryland revealed a culture of racism that students say permeates the halls. Educators believe a key to fighting that racism is in the lessons they teach in the classroom.
It’s part of a former slave plantation in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. But many locals only know about Peirce Mill as an interesting stone building they pass when driving or jogging through Rock Creek Park. We find out about the fascinating past – and exciting future – of this local landmark.
- Ron Harvey Park Ranger, National Park Service
- Steve Dryden author of "Peirce Mill: Two Hundred Years in the Nation's Capitol"; and Vice President, Friends of Peirce Mill
- Don Hawkins architect; historical cartographer; and Chair Emeritus, The Committee of 100 on the Federal City
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Last week, students at Mount Hebron High School in Howard County, Maryland staged a walk-out during class in protest of what they call a culture of racism in their halls. Kojo explores what happened and how activism is playing out not just at colleges and in city streets- but in the halls of local high schools.
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