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African-American Historic and Cultural Resources in Prince George's County, Maryland (February 2012)


This publication presents individual properties and communities that are significant to the African-American history of Prince George's County. The 181 properties include residences, churches and cemeteries, schools, fraternal lodges, a monument, an airfield, an amusement park, archeological sites, and commercial establishments; the 19 historic communities include both urban subdivisions and rural villages as well as early towns and retreat communities. For most individual properties, there is at least one illustration or photograph, an architectural description, and a summary of the resource's historic significance. For each community, there are graphic illustrations, a map, and a history of the community's development and significance. The book is divided into three major sections: Introduction and Essays, which provides background and context for the resources and includes essays on Black History, Significance, Education, Suburban Settlement, and Archeology; Historic Communities, which presents the 19 communities and the 119 properties within them; and Schools, Churches and Cemeteries, Dwellings, and Other Resources located Outside Historic Communities, which presents the remainder of the resources. Following the three major sections are four appendices that enumerate the resources and organize them by type, community, and designation. The appendices are followed by a countywide map of many of the resources with color photographs of selected historic properties on the reverse. View/download publication here.