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Do You Have a Story About the Civil Rights Era in Anne Arundel County? Documents to Share about African-American Historic Sites?

Dec 29 2017

Do You Have a Story About the Civil Rights Era in Anne Arundel County? Documents to Share about African-American Historic Sites?

Image: Galesville Community Center. Courtesy Valeu Photography

Our colleagues at the Lost Towns Project have made a call for community participation in their new projects!

“Please join us at one of three public stakeholders meetings to discuss two important grant projects funded by the National Park Service African American Civil Rights Historic Preservation Program and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority .

 — Saturday, January 13 from 12:00-2:00 pm Keynote speaker-Professor Dale Green Galesville Community Center, 916 West Benning Road, Galesville
— Saturday, January 27 from 12:00-2:00 pm Keynote speaker- Janice Hayes-Williams, Bates Legacy Center, 1101 Smithville Street, Annapolis
— Saturday, February 17 from 12:00-2:00 pm Keynote speaker-Tony Spencer, Linthicum Community Library, 400 Shipley Road, Linthicum Heights

“We need the help of the public to document African American historic sites in South County within the Four Rivers Heritage Area and civil rights era sites throughout the County where African Americans responded to discrimination, including contested spaces such as segregated beach resorts, ball fields, swimming pools, playgrounds , and other insular, sometimes private spaces. Come share your experiences and schedule an oral history interview. Please RSVP by emailing to ShareY[email protected]

Download the flyer here: Public Meeting Flyer-Finalized With All Logos