Cambridge in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Empowering the People
The Pine Street Elementary School built here about 1918, was the pride of the African American community in Cambridge. Located in the city's second ward, the segregated school was a one-story wooden building with a full basement. The entire building was used for classes from first through seventh grade.
The school was destroyed by fire on July 24, 1967 during the civil rights riots. However, many of its alumni, ablaze with positivism, determination and good will, have made historical, professional and educational achievements throughout the country.
Pine Street Elementary School will always have a treasured place in the hearts of not only its students, but also the parents, relatives and members of the community it so graciously served.
The Empowerment Center opened on this site in 2003 and continues the tradition of providing educational programs for youth.
Principal E. T. Myers took great pride in the school and its students. Pine Street Elementary was widely known for its award winning drum and bugle corps, the Green Hornets, under the tutorage of George F. Cornish, Sr.
Erected by Cambridge, Maryland; Department of Housing and Community Developoment.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights • Education. A significant historical date for this entry is July 24, 1967.
Location. 38° 33.977′ N, 76° 4.826′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Pine Street just north of Cedar Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 619 Pine Street, Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Up Pine Street: Muir to Cedar Street (a few steps from this marker); Jazz on Pine Street (a few steps from this marker); Bethel Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carillonic Bells (approx. 0.2 miles away); Preserving Our Architectural Heritage (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas Holliday Hicks (approx. ¼ mile away); Tubman Connections (approx. ¼ mile away); The Sparkling Blue Choptank (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.