The summer of 1967 was the height of Civil Rights Movement in Cambridge, Maryland. On the evening of July 24, 1967, a fire erupted on Pine Street, the heart of the African-American community. An elementary school, several businesses, and a church were destroyed in the fire. And a community was changed forever. Read more about the history.
All are welcome to take part in the commemorative weekend. Events include:
- Reflections Gala
Friday, July 21, 7-10pm at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, Cambridge, MD. Dinner will honor three individuals that were part of the local civil rights movement — Gloria Richardson Dandridge, Fred Stanley, and current Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson Stanley. Tickets cost $60 per tickets; $400 per table. Buy tickets.
- Conversation on Race
Saturday, July 22, 11am-1pm, location TBD. Featuring authors Nicky Henry and Peter Levy
- Welcome & Art Exhibit
Thursday, July 20, 5:30-7pm, Chesapeake College, 418 Race Street, Cambridge, MD. Opening reception. Free.
- Groove on Pine Street Festival
Saturday, July 22, time TBD, 400 and 500 blocks of Pine Street (between Cedar and Cross). Free.
- 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, July 23, 7am, starts in downtown Cambridge, MD, near the corner of Race and Muir Streets. $25 per person. Register online.
- Community Church Service
Sunday, July 23, 11am-1pm, place TBA. “Desegregating the most segregated hour in America.”
Find out more on the Reflections on Pine website.