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Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 16, 2019
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Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center
Opened in 2009 and located in the North Brentwood Municipal Center, The Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center was carefully planned and designed for those aged 60 and over. The Center features a large multi-purpose room, a dining area, a lounge with regulation-sized pool table and game tables, a computer lab, and a massage room, making it easy for patrons to find plenty of interesting things to do.

The Center offers a variety of activities including clubs, classes, educational programs, workshops, trips, and special events. Activities include a Mahjong Club, a book club, the Bon Appetit International Cuisine Club, health seminars, and health screenings, among many more! Come out and make new friends, learn new skills, see new sights, and experience so much more! A computer center is also available to browse the internet or communicate with family and friends. New seniors are welcome to join the fun!

Gwendolyn T. Britt (1941-2008)
Gwendolyn T. Britt was a mother, civil rights activist, and civil servant. As a freedom rider in the 1960's, she
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spent 40 days in jail for sitting down in a whites-only waiting room in a train station in Mississippi. She was also arrested for riding a segregated merry-go-round in Glen Echo Park. Mrs. Britt became a successful business-woman and community leader. She also served on the Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee. She was elected to the Senate in 2002, where she exhibited strong leadership on issues such as education, healthcare, and civil rights.

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For Our Generation
Artist: Chanel Compton
PGAAMCC Director of Education

 
Erected by Gateway Community Development Corporation, Prince George's African American Museum, Art Lives Here.
 
Location. 38° 56.676′ N, 76° 57.102′ W. Marker is in North Brentwood, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Wallace Road west of Church Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4009 Wallace Road, Brentwood MD 20722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Suffrage Motorcade (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Washington House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Indian Queen Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away); British Advance (approx. 0.6 miles
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away); Bladensburg Monuments (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Road to the Capital (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Road to the Capital (approx. 0.6 miles away); Famous Footsteps (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center. Gwendolyn Britt was a Maryland State Senator. In addition, she her political career is significant in that she sponsored controversial bills allowing convicted, released felons the right to vote in Maryland as well as legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland. She passed away before both laws were passed.
 
Also see . . .  Gwendolyn T. Britt. Wikipedia article (Submitted on August 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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