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History of the Lakeland Community in College Park
February 26, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join us to learn more about Lakeland, the historic African American community of College Park. Formed around 1890 on the doorstep of the Maryland Agricultural College, now the University of Maryland, the story of Lakeland is the tale of a community that was established and flourished in a segregated society, developing its own institutions and traditions, including the area’s only high school for African Americans, built in 1928. The Lakeland Community Heritage Project, was formed to preserve Lakeland’s history and the stories of its people through photographic archives and oral histories. Lakeland Community Heritage Project members Maxine Gross, Violetta Sharps-Jones, Courtnie Thurston, and Robert Thurston will lead the session.