On February 25, 2021, North Brentwood Mayor Petrella Robinson and Chanel Compton, board chair and former executive director of the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center and executive director of the Banneker–Douglas Museum, Maryland’s official state museum of African American History and Culture, discussed the history of North Brentwood, the first Black township incorporated in Prince George’s County. The event was presented via Zoom and featured a long question-and-answer session. A recording of the event is above.
The event was the inaugural session in the Route 1 Corridor Conversations series organized by Hyattsville Aging in Place, Helping Hands University Park, Neighbors Helping Neighbors College Park, and Explorations on Aging College Park.
Here are links for more information about topics mentioned in the talk:
- Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center
- Banneker–Douglas Museum
- Town of North Brentwood
- Footsteps from North Brentwood Digital Exhibition
- Books — Minding Our Own Business: A History of North Brentwood’s Entrepreneurs (2004) and Footsteps from North Brentwood: From Reconstruction to the Post-World War II Years (1993). Both available through the Town of North Brentwood, 301-699-9699, $10.60 each. Sales benefit the North Brentwood Historical Society.
- Sis’s Tavern/Baby Dee’s
- Windom Road Historic Barrier Park
- Rosenwald Schools
- School Integration in Prince George’s County, Maryland
- Lakeland Community Heritage Project (College Park)
- Hyattsville CDC Mapping Racism Project
- Sundown Towns
- Lynching Memorial Projects