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October 2021

A History of Poppleton (Virtual Talk)

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
By Donation

Learn about the history of Poppleton with Professor Nicole King (Department of American Studies, UMBC). King has worked with local residents and preservationists to document the important Black history of Poppleton, which has been threatened by slum clearance, urban renewal, highway construction, and redevelopment. We will also learn about ongoing advocacy efforts to preserve Poppleton's historic places and fight displacement, such as the proposed CHAP local historic district, Black Homeownership in Old Poppleton.

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November 2021

Exploring the Prince George’s County Civil Rights Trail (Virtual Talk)

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual MD United States
By donation

The Prince George's County Civil Rights Trail is a hybrid online and sign trail tour that illuminates the most affluent African American majority county in the nation with a legacy of civil rights activism. It is a joint project of Anacostia Trails Heritage Area and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Black History Program with funding from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority and the National Park Service. The project will include an interactive website, the installation of on-site interpretive signage, and educational workshops. Executive Director of Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, Meagan Baco, will share new research and archival photos from nine sites across the county, including Bowie State University, Laurel Municipal Pool, Ridgeley Rosenwald School, the Cole Field House at UMD, and more during this Virtual Histories presentation.

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