College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“On the Shoulders of Giants”
This memorial garden was commissioned the 14th of April, 1998 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”.
“MAAFA…Don’t ever forget. …We won’t”
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. 38° 59.106′ N, 76° 56.264′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles south of Rossborough Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7682 Baltimore Ave, College Park MD 20740, 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 Zeta Beta Chapter of Order of Omega (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The University of Maryland Is Deeply Rooted in History" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Park.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Clarence Mitchell, Jr. (1911 - 1984)
Also see . . . Knowing Our History: African American Slavery and the University of Maryland. University of Maryland blog homepage (Submitted on May 4, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
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