The St. Paul’s Justice and Compassion Committee is on a journey to foster a Beloved Community where people of all races and ethnic backgrounds are welcome.
We invite others to join the conversation as we learn and grow together.
Montgomery County Parks celebrate Black History Month with a series of free weekend activities at area parks. Go to www.HistoryInTheParks.org for more information, including a PBS documentary about excavations at the Josiah Henson park site!
• Josiah Henson Park (11420 Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda MD, with parking at the Shriver Aquatic Center across the street) will be open for free tours on Saturdays February 3, 10, 17, and 24, 12:00-4:00 PM; the last tour begins at 3:00 PM. The park is part of the National Park Service “National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom” program, and is the former plantation property where Rev. Josiah Henson was enslaved before he escaped to freedom and wrote an influential 1849 autobiography The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave…
• Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park (16501 Norwood Road in Sandy Spring, MD) will host two special programs in February. On Saturday, February 10 from 12:00-3:00 PM, “A Long Way from Home” will have hands-on activities and storytelling about African culture. Space is limited so make reservations. On Saturday, February 24 at 10:00 AM there will be a special Winter Walking Tour about the life of the enslaved at Woodlawn, and the Underground Railroad. (Tours of the Woodlawn Manor House will begin in March and guided hikes with museum tours begin in April.)