Francis Scott Key


South Carroll wrestling rolls to win over Francis Scott Key | Baltimore Sun high school roundup (Jan. 11)

Here’s a roundup of high school varsity action on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Boys basketball Arundel 68, Broadneck 52: The host Wildcats outscored the Bruins, 10-8, in the fourth quarter. Arundel was led by Karris Scott (24 points), Messiah Anderson (15 points) and Thomas Loughry (11 points). Meade 76, Northeast-AA 36: The visiting Mustangs (6-1, 6-0 Anne Arundel) went on a 25-11 run in the second ...

Francis Scott Key student pays tribute to Baltimore hero for Halloween

Every year on Halloween, the streets are filled with children dressed as classic heroes. Sidewalks all over the country are overrun by tiny Spider-Men, Captain Americas, and Batmen. But for Halloween this year, Henry Kearns had a different hero in mind. The Francis Scott Key second grader wanted to pay...

Francis Scott Key: Why the author of the National Anthem was also a champion for White Supremacy

The battle over how we teach our country’s past is raging in a new round of History Wars. The United States is confronting the legacies of slavery as never before. This national reconsideration has been prompted by police killings of unarmed Black men and the “1619 Project,” published by “The New York Times,” which reexamines the history of slavery in the United States.

Today in History: Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem 'Defence of Fort McHenry'

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2021. There are 108 days left in the year. On Sept. 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem “Defence of Fort McHenry” (later “The Star-Spangled Banner”) after witnessing the American flag flying over the Maryland fort following a night of British naval bombardment during the War of 1812.

Sculpture honoring 1st enslaved Africans replaces toppled Francis Scott Key statue

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Nearly one year ago on Juneteenth 2020 a large group toppled the statue of Francis Scott Key that stood in Golden Gate Park for more than a century. The monument to the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a known slave owner, came down with several others across the city making way for what Oakland-based artist Dana King calls a “monumental reckoning.”