Kamenetz to Honor Recipients of The Louis S. Diggs Award Celebrating African-American Heritage in Ba

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Kamenetz to Honor Recipients of The Louis S. Diggs Award Celebrating African-American Heritage in Baltimore County

What:

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will announce the 2017 recipients of The Louis S. Diggs Award, an annual recognition event that takes place during Black History Month. The award is presented to individuals whose life work represents a commitment to the celebration of the African-American experience in Baltimore County.

The 2017 awardees are:

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Dr. Dallas Dance, Superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools

Delegate Adrienne Jones, Speaker Pro Tem, Maryland House of Delegates

The award is named for Louis S. Diggs, a respected and distinguished authority on Baltimore County African-American history. Diggs’ research and historical perspective has guided him to publish 10 books; organize tours in the community; present lectures; and manage the Diggs-Johnson Museum in Granite.

When:

Monday, February 27

11:30 a.m.

Where:

Owings Mills Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library

Third Floor Meeting Room - 307

10302 Grand Central Avenue

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Who:

County Council members have been invited

Louis S. Diggs

Members of various boards and commissions associated with recipients

Duane "Tony" Baysmore Special Assistant to the County Executive Kevin Kamenetz Historic Courthouse 400 Washington Avenue Towson, MD 21204

410-887-3685 (Office) dbaysmore@baltimorecountymd.gov www.baltimorecountymd.gov

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