Lakeland Community Heritage Project

Preserving the history of African Americans in College Park, Maryland.

Laney and Gross homes, Pierce ST.

In 1970, Prince George’s County officials reported that only a few of Lakeland’s streets were paved, lighting was inadequate, and home values lagged behind those of neighboring white communities. The report failed to mention contributing influences, such as the disparity in economic prospects and the lack of financing opportunities for residential and commercial properties.

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