College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“On the Shoulders of Giants”
and is dedicated to our African American ancestors who
have constructed, educated, served and contributed to
the University of Maryland. African Americans – both enslaved
and free – were a critical building block in the birth
and success of the university.
The Black Faculty and Staff Association and the
University of Maryland pay tribute to those giants who
have paved the way for African American faculty,
staff and students to succeed throughout the “struggle”.
Dedicated the 15th day of June, 1998
“MAAFA…Don’t ever forget. …We won’t”
Dr. William E. Kirwan, President, University of Maryland,
William F. Armstrong, President, Black Faculty and Staff Association
Erected 1998 by the Black Faculty and Staff Association and the
University of Maryland.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Education. A significant historical date for this entry is April 14, 1998.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: College Park MD 20742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rossborough Inn (a few steps from this marker); Agricultural Experiment Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Blair Lee III (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); "May Peace Prevail on Earth" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clarence Mitchell, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Maryland Memorial Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The University of Maryland Is Deeply Rooted in History" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Class of 2002 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Park.
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Also see . . . Knowing Our History: African American Slavery and the University of Maryland. University of Maryland blog (Submitted on May 4, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
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