In the article “Living Through History: Decades Fighting for Equality,” written by Wyatt Massey, it was so pleasing to hear about the amazing African-American individuals we have living among us in our community. It is something I think we need to highlight more and show just how extraordinary our elders are and what they went through. I think it is important for the general public to be informed of the deep-rooted members of our community and for them to tell their story.

I would like to hear more stories pertaining to the minorities of Frederick County and the amazing things they have accomplished. Currently there are far too many single stories of the minority group that are highlighted in a negative way that creates a false identity. With more stories like these we can reveal just how astounding our community members are and raise awareness of the history they endured instead of just telling the overused story of the perfect person. Our town has history and it is important to tell its story.

Katie Garza


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We have a black cemetery in Middletown. Can't say I know anything about it's history though.

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