Reflections on Pine

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Eastern Shore Network for Change (ESNC) announces “Reflections on Pine: 50 Years after the fire: Cambridge commemorates the civil rights movement, community and change,” a commemoration of the summer of 1967 and the fire on Pine Street, July 20-23, 2017, in Cambridge, Maryland.

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.

Reflections on Pine - Gloria Richardson in Cambridge, MD