What do you know about Lakeland, a historically significant and tight-knit African American community in College Park? Did you know that this community fought to see their children education in their community – and many lost their homes when the Prince George’s County School Board decided to build a new school on land occupied by houses, including that of Maxine Gross’s grandmother? When asked about it, “my grandmother said she could build another house; children should be educated in their own community.” More from Maxine and Lakeland here.
This Saturday, June 20th from 10am – 12pm, join local friends and families for a Family March for Black Lives at Hyattsville’s Magruder Park. The event is organized by local momma – Sage Morgan Hubbard – in celebration of Juneteenth and in response to all that is going on in this world.
Morgan Hubbard is organizing this event “to have a place where young people’s voices are heard and seen in a safe way with minimum or no police presence. We will be giving away face masks and sharing information about local campaigns.” Pyramid Atlantic will be giving away posters made by Black artists and Art Works Now is doing a Zoom protest poster-making session the night before the event.
Many local faith leaders are hosting a vigil for George Floyd this Thursday, June 4th, from 7-7:30pm at the University Christian Church on the corner of Adelphi Road and Belcrest Road in Hyattsville, Maryland.