Celebrate the rich history of the African American community of Lakeland. A screening of the documentary film Folks Made the School, produced in collaboration with the Lakeland Community Heritage Project and University of Maryland’s Dr. Mary Sies and her students, will be shown, followed by a panel discussion.
The grand opening and dedication of the permanent exhibit, “A View from the Lakes: A History of the African American Community of Lakeland” completes the evening. This exhibit focuses on some of the things that influenced the community’s development, and the strong, religious, educational and cultural ties that evolved and sustained the community for more than 100 years.
Lakeland Community Heritage Project
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County
Lakeland Gala Event
Saturday, February 18
College Park Community Center
5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park 20740
Tickets are free, please call 301-441-2647. Proper attire is “dress to impress.”
FREE (ticket is required)
All ages http://www.pgparks.com/page40615.aspx