The Great Fire of 1904

Learn about the fate of the Alex Brown & Sons Building and the future of this Baltimore landmark in this Baltimore Sun story from February 8, 2018.

Thomas Saunders who led African American history tours

Mr. Saunders "started a two-day Black History Month February tour that drew 5,000 people, many of them schoolchildren and senior citizens, who boarded buses to visit a home owned by Frederick Douglass and the Great Blacks in Wax Museum. He owned and operated Renaissance Productions and Tours. 'I am the type of man who can find history out of anything,' Mr. Saunders said in a 1999 Sun article. Mr. Saunders often gave his tours in conjunction with local museums. He had partnerships with the Arch Social Club on Pennsylvania Avenue and was among the founders of Baltimore’s Martin Luther King Jr. parade. He also worked to honor Mother Mary Lange, who founded the Oblate Sisters of Providence in 1829, and singer Billie Holiday." Read more about him in this Baltimore Sun obituary from January 16, 2018.

Premier of Play about Etta Cone

"All She Must Possess" runs Feb. 8 to 25 at Rep Stage, Horowitz Center, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Tickets are $10 to $40. Call 443-518-1500, or go to

Read more about the play in the Baltimore Sun story from February 7, 2017.