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“On the Shoulders of Giants”

 
 
“On the Shoulders of Giants” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 10, 2011
1. “On the Shoulders of Giants” Marker
Inscription.
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”.

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.
 
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 Ave. (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles south of Rossborough Dr., on the right. Touch for map. Marker is accessible to pedestrians
“On the Shoulders of Giants” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 10, 2011
2. “On the Shoulders of Giants” Marker
in the garden south of the historic Rossborough Inn. Motorists can park at the University's Welcome Center parking lot north of Turner Hall, one block north of the garden. Marker is in this post office area: College Park MD 20742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rossborough Inn (a few steps from 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); Engineering 100 (approx. ¼ mile away); Founders’ Gateway (approx. ¼ mile 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. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Knowing Our History: African American Slavery and the University of Maryland. (Submitted on May 4, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducation
 
“On the Shoulders of Giants” Marker in the garden with the Rossborough Inn at the rear.. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 10, 2011
3. “On the Shoulders of Giants” Marker in the garden with the Rossborough Inn at the rear..
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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