Peerless Rockville closed on President’s Day

The Peerless Rockville office will be closed on February 20, 2017 for President’s Day.

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Emancipation to Integration Series: RSVP today!

graphic2-pix copy-page-001This spring, Peerless Rockville celebrates the fight for educational equality in Rockville with a multi-part series. Join us as we highlight the efforts of the local African-American community to secure quality educational opportunities for their children after emancipation, through the challenges of separate and unequal segregated schools, and the experiences of desegregation following Brown vs. Board. Through an exhibit, illustrated presentations, and panels of those who lived it, Peerless Rockville explores the local effort to achieve educational equality.

This free series will highlight five periods of significance on the path to integrated schools, culminating in a panel discussion where local alumni will discuss their experiences during desegregation. All events will be free and open to the public.

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The schedule for the upcoming series:

The Experience of Emancipation in Maryland
Friday, February 24, 7 pm
Rockville Memorial Library

February 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of a petition from 20 Rockville men pledging to fund a school and teacher to educate black children in 1867. Learn about these brave men and early efforts in black education with an exhibit and reception at our series kick-off at Rockville Memorial Library.

The 1867 petition occurred only a few years after emancipation under the new State Constitution of 1864 that freed slaves throughout Maryland. What did emancipation actually mean for the newly freed slaves? Morgan State University Professor David Taft Terry, Ph.D, will explain the changes, challenges, and opportunities emancipation brought to daily life in Maryland.

Link to free Eventbrite registration. Please let us know you’re coming!

The Rise of Separate but Unequal Schools
Saturday, March 11, 1 pm
Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church

Exactly 150 years ago, a group of African-American men – some recently freed- petitioned for a school in Rockville. Segregated schools established by the state came next – separate but hardly equal.  Later, Rosenwald schools supported a county high school for blacks in Rockville, years after schools for white children. Learn about the history of the Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant church in advancing education.  Featuring Montgomery History Speakers Bureau Ralph Buglass and Rev. Jane Wood

Link to free Eventbrite registration. Please let us know you’re coming!

Thurgood Marshall and William Gibbs: Civil Rights in Rockville
Saturday, April 1, 10 am
Red Brick Courthouse

In 1937, renowned Civil Rights attorney and future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall represented William Gibbs, a Rockville principal suing for equal pay for black teachers. Honorable Patrick L. Woodward will discuss the case and Professor Larry S. Gibson will explain how this local civil rights hero helped set the stage for Marshall’s further legal work against discrimination. Featuring Larry Gibson, University of Maryland Law Professor and Historian and Honorable Patrick L. Woodward, Maryland Court of Special Appeals Judge.

Link to free Eventbrite registration. Please let us know you’re coming!

Remembering the Carver Years
Friday, April 21, 6:30 pm
Carver Educational Services Building Auditorium

Learn about the achievement of Carver High School as the only high school for black students in Montgomery County and the experiences of alumni and staff.

Eventbrite registration coming soon!

Panel Discussion: Stories of School Desegregation
Tuesday, May 2, 7 pm.
Rockville City Hall Mayor and Council Chambers

Our county was the first to desegregate, following the City of Baltimore. Hear the stories of those who lived it as teachers and students. Featuring Connie Morella as panel moderator.

Eventbrite registration coming soon!

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Emancipation to Integration Kick-Off at Rockville Memorial Library

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This spring, Peerless Rockville celebrates the fight for educational equality in Rockville with a multi-part series. Join us as we highlight the efforts of the local African-American community to secure quality educational opportunities for their children from after emancipation, through the challenges of separate and unequal segregated schools, and the experiences of desegregation following Brown vs. Board. February 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of a petition from 20 Rockville men pledging to fund a school and teacher to educate black children in 1867.  Learn about these brave men and early efforts in black education with an exhibit opening and reception at Rockville Memorial Library, Friday, February 24th at 7 pm.

The 1867 petition occurred only a few years after emancipation under the new State Constitution of 1864 that freed slaves throughout Maryland. What did emancipation actually mean for the newly freed slaves? Morgan State University Professor David Taft Terry, Ph.D, will explain the changes, challenges, and opportunities emancipation brought to daily life in Maryland.

Free event!
Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing at Eventbrite.

Click here to view the upcoming schedule of events in this series.

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Leaving a Legacy: Estate Planning & Charitable Giving

Saturday, February 11, 2017
9:30 am – 11:30 am 

Free

King Farm Community Center
300 Saddle Ridge Circle
Rockville, MD 20850

Join Peerless Rockville and local financial and estate planners to learn how you can support your favorite non-profits now and in the future through estate planning. This program will provide estate and tax planning techniques to plan for your heirs and support causes and charities in ways that maximize your gift, minimize tax, and fulfill your wishes. Through planned giving, you can continue to support the causes and organizations you value into the future.

Light Refreshments Provided.

Reserve your seat via Eventbrite.

Topics to include:

  • avoiding or reducing estate and inheritance taxes
  • lifetime gifts to charity vs. gifts at death
  • advantages of gifts of appreciated property
  • making a gift from your IRA
  • charitable gift annuities
  • gifts to charity in trust
  • gifts of partial and remainder interests
  • impact of anticipated tax reform

Presenters:

W. Thomas Curtis, EA, CFP

Accountant and Financial Planner with 45 years of experience in taxation, estates, and trusts. Retired chair of the planned giving unit at George Washington University.

Harold W. Pskowski, J.D., LL.M

Estate Planner and tax attorney; former editor of the Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Journal (Bloomberg BNA); author of articles and books on tax and estate planning; current Peerless Rockville Board.

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Register for the Montgomery History Conference


Montgomery History Conference
Saturday, January 28
Montgomery College
This year’s conference includes a personal story of a Montgomery County man’s service in World War I, breakout sessions featuring such varied topics as the architectural history of the Jewish community, the unique Warren Historic Site, Latino immigration, archaeological work at Oakley Cabin, the pivotal election of 1962, and a retrospective of historic preservation efforts. “History Gems” features distinctive artifacts from five local museums, and “History Tools” on preservation techniques for local burial sites. The final session on WHFS 102.3 FM has documentary clips and a panel discussion of the legendary radio station.
Early registration (before January 6) for discounted admission! Click here to register.
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