Tuesday, February 9, 2021

UMEEA Event - Lakeland: Heritage, Loss and the Quest For Restorative Justice


UMEEA Event - Lakeland: Heritage, Loss and the Quest For Restorative Justice

Lakeland Community
Did you know that there was once a thriving African American Community called Lakeland adjacent to the University, stretching from Route 1 in College Park to Lake Artemesia Park? Disrupted over the years by urban renewal, including actions by the city of College Park, the Maryland National Parks and Planning Commission, and the University of Maryland, Lakeland is still home to community members working to preserve its legacy and to seek restorative justice.

Join us for a panel discussion of Lakeland’s history, the effort to preserve its heritage, and its current quest for justice.

Learn more about the Lakeland Community Heritage ProjectPlease consider making a donation.

Violetta Sharps-Jones
Lakelander, LCHP Founder, local historian and genealogist of African Americans in Prince George’s County

Courtnie Thurston
Lakelander, LCHP Board Member, M.A. Student in African American Studies, Morgan State University

Maxine Gross
Lakelander, LCHP Founder and President, Local historian


Mary Corbin Sies, Associate Professor of American Studies, UMD, Lakeland Community Heritage Project Board Member
February 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Online via Zoom

Note: You will receive the link to access the event online in your order confirmation email, and in a reminder email before the event starts.