Local Digest: Park’s service to move National Archives for Black Women’s History

February 15
THE DISTRICT
Black women’s archives to move

The National Park Service said it plans to move the National Archives for Black Women’s History to its museum resource center from the carriage house at Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site.

The Park Service said the carriage house is not suitable for the archives.

The collection will be moved in the next few weeks to the Park Service’s Museum Resource Center in Landover.

The Bethune Council House, at 1318 Vermont Ave. NW, was the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women and the Washington home of the famed educator, civil rights leader and presidential adviser.

— Michael E. Ruane

MARYLAND
Frostburg State student dies in fire

A student at Frostburg State University from the Washington area died in a fire Friday at an off-campus residence, the university said.

University president Jonathan Gibralter said the victim has been tentatively identified as Lateef Gazal of Bowie, a senior majoring in business administration. The medical examiner’s office had not yet provided confirmation.

— Martin Weil

VIRGINIA
Body found in plane’s wheel well at Dulles

A body was found Saturday in a landing-gear wheel well of a South African Airways jetliner at Dulles International Airport, authorities said.

A spokesman for the agency that operates the airport said the body was taken to the Fairfax County medical examiner’s office.

Authorities said that the plane arrived at Dulles early Thursday. It was not clear where it came from.

— Clarence Williams

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