February 24, 2021
Thank you for registering for my Sharing Our Stories on Monday evening. What a special evening we had together as District 3 residents shared the stories of their communities and their personal lived experiences at this Black History Month event, including residents of Lakeland and Seabrook. (If you had a hard time hearing Ms. Emily Hickey's story during the live event, you will hear her just fine on the recording; I'm sorry for that technical difficulty.) It was an honor to hear from Rev. Jerome Fowler, a member of the Plummer family, whose great grandfather was an enslaved person at Riversdale.
Dr. Dennis Doster with the Black History Program in the Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation shared information
about their work and just a few of the historic sites in District 3 and across Prince George's County.
If you weren't able to join us, or if you'd like to watch it again, I urge you to take the time to watch this 1.5 hour event, and promise you will come away from it richer in knowledge and understanding.
During the event Rev. Fowler shares his family's work to clear the name of Henry Vinton Plummer, the first African American Chaplain in the Regular Army of the United States. You can read more about this work here.
Check out the remaining Black History Month events planned by the Department of Parks and Recreation here.
Learn more about the Lakeland Community Heritage Project here.
Learn more about African American Historic and Cultural Resources in Prince George's County here.
Check out the African American Heritage Sites Passport here.
Visit the Black Health Matters: African American Nurses, Healing on All Fronts exhibit here.
Please feel free to share this information widely and don't hesitate to reach out to a member of my staff or me if we can assist you in any way.
Together Strengthening Our Community,