There are various stories explaining why the mountain was called Negro Mountain. In all the stories appears a black male known as Nemisis, that was killed in a battle, and the mountain was named in his honor (by white folks).
In February 2011, nine Maryland State Senators introduced a bill to rename Negro Mountain and Polish Mountain.All four Western Maryland representatives testified against the proposed bill, which was voted down in committee.
It's time we try again. This time, we propose to call it Nemisis mountain.