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Lakeland: African Americans in College Park (Images of America)

  

by: Inc. The Lakeland Community Heritage Project

Books : Lakeland: African Americans in College Park (Images of America)

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Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780738567594
ISBN: 0738567590
Item Dimensions: 9256506931
Label: Arcadia Publishing
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Arcadia Publishing
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 128
Publication Date: August 12, 2009
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: August 17, 2009
Studio: Arcadia Publishing




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Lakeland, the historical African American community of College Park, was formed around 1890 on the doorstep of the Maryland Agricultural College, now the University of Maryland, in northern Prince George’s County. Located less than 10 miles from Washington, D.C., the community began when the area was largely rural and overwhelmingly populated by European Americans. Lakeland is one of several small, African American communities along the U.S. Route 1 corridor between Washington, D.C., and Laurel, Maryland. With Lakeland’s central geographic location and easy access to train and trolley transportation, it became a natural gathering place for African American social and recreational activities, and it thrived until its self-contained uniqueness was undermined by the federal government’s urban renewal program and by societal change. The story of Lakeland is the tale of a community that was established and flourished in a segregated society and developed its own institutions and traditions, including the area’s only high school for African Americans, built in 1928.



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