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Highland Park High School

 
 
Highland Park High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 24, 2008
1. Highland Park High School Marker
Inscription. Built in 1928, Highland Park was the second high school for African Americans in Prince George's County, Maryland. It was one of 23 "Rosenwald Schools" constructed in Prince George’s County with financial assistance from the Julius Rosenwald Fund, which contributed money to the building of nearly 5,000 public schools from 1917-1932. The majority of the "Rosenwald Schools" were built in African American and Native American communities throughout the South. In many instances, the people in the communities provided land, labor, materials, and sometimes money for the construction of these schools. This cooperative effort between Julius Rosenwald and the citizens of the various communities gave a tremendous boost to public education in the early years of the twentieth century. Highland Park is the only remaining former Rosenwald facility in the county that is still being utilized as a public school.
 
Erected 2002 by Prince George's County Historical and Cultural Trust in cooperation with the Board of Education, Prince George's County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 38° 54.23′ N, 76° 53.658′ W. Marker is in Landover, Maryland, in Prince George's
The "Rosenwald" Building image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 24, 2008
2. The "Rosenwald" Building
County. Marker can be reached from Lowland Drive near Fiji Avenue. Click for map. The marker is at the entrance of the former high school (presently, the new elementary school's "Head Start" facility) on the west side of the driveway from the intersection of Lowland Dr. and Fiji Ave., two blocks south of M. L. King, Jr. Hwy (MD 704). Marker is at or near this postal address: 6501 Lowland Drive, Hyattsville MD 20785, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Philip Reed (approx. 0.8 miles away); Elizabeth Keckly (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thomas R Hawkins (approx. 0.9 miles away); Osborne Perry Anderson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Christian A Fleetwood (approx. 0.9 miles away); All Veterans of Seat Pleasant (approx. 0.9 miles away); Misery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone East (approx. 1.1 miles away in District of Columbia).
 
Also see . . .
1. Rosenwald Schools Initiative: Highland Park High School. (Submitted on July 27, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Rosenwald Schools - Julius Rosenwald. (Submitted on July 27, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducationNotable Buildings
 
Highland Park Elementary School, 2008 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 24, 2008
3. Highland Park Elementary School, 2008
Highland Elementary School (Rosenwald Building, upper right) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 24, 2008
4. Highland Elementary School (Rosenwald Building, upper right)
The "Rosenwald" Building (Highland Park High School, 1928) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 24, 2008
5. The "Rosenwald" Building (Highland Park High School, 1928)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,507 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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