If you’ve enjoyed Route One Fun’s series on nearby Lakeland, the historic African-American community of College Park, then listen up! Register now for this Thursday’s virtual presentation, “The Lakeland Spirit: Through Digital Footprints.” At this virtual event, you’ll be treated to an evening full of oral histories, personal documents and photographs spotlighting the resilient spirit of this century-old African-American community in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Lakeland: Historic African American Community of College Park
What do you know about Lakeland, a historically significant and tight-knit African American community in College Park? Did you know that this community was established in 1890 just beyond the grounds of the University of Maryland? Did you know that Lakeland’s firm belief in the value of education brought about the 1928 opening of the area’s only high school for African Americans at the time (Lakeland High School)?
Did you know that the Lakeland community flourished and thrived for decades, despite institutional and de facto racism and segregation?
Read more about this historical African American Community of College Park in this new series about Lakeland by Maxine Gross (a Lakelander herself).