Frederick County Leaders Celebrate Black History Month


Published 02/06 2014 01:49PM

Updated 02/06 2014 07:58PM

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. - It’s Black History Month and the Frederick County Government has kicked off the month with a proclamation.

With residents and community leaders by his side, County Commissioner Blaine Young dedicated the start of his meeting with the celebration of Black History Month. He also announced the plan to name a county building after doctor Ulysses Bourne. He was the first African American physician in the area and dedicated more than five decades to serving African Americans and low-income residents in Frederick County. The Bourne building will be at 335 Montevue Lane. 

"Sometimes you think that history is only made nationwide or in other areas, but when you can look in the history books right here in Frederick County, Maryland and to say that there was a person that was the first, Dr. Ulysses Bourne who practiced, a building that is named after him where people can continue to enter into the building to learn. That is very important for our children,” said Angela Spencer, Chairperson of the Frederick County Human Relations commission.

The dedication of the Bourne building will be in the spring of this year. 

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