Black History Month: Stephen Beard

In honor of Black History Month I’m profiling one African-American MP every day on this blog for the month of February. Today’s case is Stephen Christopher Beard, a fourteen-year-old boy who disappeared from Baltimore, Maryland on June 2, 2001.

He had a guardian at the time of his disappearance, and I wonder how well he was being guarded, since it says he liked to go to local nightclubs.

I wonder if he is still alive. It sounds like he knew how to take care of himself, so I’m hoping. It’s been close to twenty years now.

4 thoughts on “Black History Month: Stephen Beard

  1. Kathy February 18, 2019 / 8:12 am

    How does a 14 year old in care go to nightclubs and just vanish !
    Where were the child protective authorities that were meant to check on him and his carers?

  2. Liban February 18, 2019 / 8:17 pm

    This is a unrelated to your post but I’ve noticed that some of the old links are broken since the re-design of the website. I’m not sure how much control you have of link structure ( or if it’s hosted on a CMS platform) but it would be helpful to redirect old links to the new location.

    Example link:

    • Meaghan February 18, 2019 / 8:38 pm

      Yeah, I would like to get the links redirected but I don’t know how.

      • Liban February 18, 2019 / 9:44 pm

        If you need some help with this, I would be glad to give some advice/pointers. It’s important bc I think there’s many existing links scattered across the internet that point to the old URLs…

        You can reach me on

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