Howard resident, author Pamela Woolford tells the untold stories of black Columbia
In November, [Pamela] Woolford competed against eight other finalists in the second Changemaker Challenge, pitching ideas for social innovation in Howard County. Woolford’s idea: telling the stories of black visionaries in Columbia.
As one of the winners in the event co-hosted by the Horizon Foundation and United Way of Central Maryland, she took home $10,000 for her plan of ensuring those local stories got passed on in a permanent form, not just from one black family to the next.
“Columbia has a history that is told and retold, but it’s always told and retold in a very similar way with the same stories of the same individuals, and there’s so much missing,” Woolford said in November after she won. “And I didn’t want it to die with the people that were no longer with us.”
Source: The Baltimore Sun