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MEDIA ADVISORY: Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford to Recognize Black History Month Leadership & Service Awards Recipients 

Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims February as Black History Month in Maryland 


Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford will join the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism for the Black History Month Leadership & Service Awards ceremony in celebration of Black History Month proclaimed by Governor Hogan.

This annual awards program celebrates and recognizes Maryland-based, African American-founded organizations or groups of volunteers that demonstrate commitment and dedication to changing Maryland for the better.

All 2020 Black History Month Leadership & Service Awardees will be recognized with the Senator Verda Freeman Welcome Legacy Award. Janice Greene, a professional storyteller and an awardee with Growing Griots,’ will perform as Senator Verda Welcome inside the exhibit “Verda’s Place” prior to the ceremony from 10:45 am to 11:30 am.

Please find a list of the recipients and read their stories here:

  1. BAAM – Building African American Minds (Easton)
  2. Community Projects of Havre de Grace – Committee for Ernest Burke Statue (Harford County)
  3. Family Survivor Network (Baltimore)
  4. Frederick Douglass Honor Society (Easton)
  5. Griots’ Circle of Maryland Inc. Growing Griots’ Literacy Learning Program (Baltimore City)
  6. J.O.Y. Baltimore (Baltimore City)
  7. Known as Monique (Baltimore)
  8. The Brownsville Project (Frostburg)
  9. The Safe Ride Foundation (Frederick)
  10. Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (St. Mary’s County)


Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism


Tuesday, February 18, 2020
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
11:45 am to 12:45 pm Arrival of Lt. Governor Rutherford and Ceremony


Banneker-Douglass Museum
84 Franklin Street
Annapolis, Md.

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