Register today for The Lakeland Spirit: Through Digital Footprints – Thursday, November 19 from 7:00 – 8:30pm.

Join the Lakeland Community Heritage Project, in partnership with the American Studies Department of the University of Maryland, and Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, for a virtual presentation of heritage and stories from the Lakeland community of College Park, Maryland, 1950–1980.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 7- 8:30pm

Location: online

All registrants will receive a zoom link prior to the event.

A panel of experts will explore the context and significance of new contributions to the Lakeland Digital Archive.

Moderated by:

Omar Eaton-Martínez, Assistant Division Chief, Historical Resources for Prince George’s County Parks & Recreation

and featuring panelists:

Ms. Violetta Sharps-Jones, “Family Structure of Lakeland”Historian and Genealogist of African American History in Prince George’s County, Lakeland Community Heritage Project

Ms. Avis Matthews, Historian, “African-American Schooling, Community, & identity”, M.A., History

Dr. Joanne Braxton, “Urban Renewal and the Quest for Restorative Justice”Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor of the Humanities Emeritus, William & Mary; CEO of the Braxton Institute: A Ministry of Teaching and Healing

Marya Annette McQuirter, “Community and Educational Life in a Segregated African American Community” Curator, dc1968 project

The Lakeland Spirit: Through Digital Footprints, Our Stories and Heritage has been made possible in part by a Common Heritage grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

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