Prince George's County, Maryland

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In 1954, the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision called for the desegregation of schools throughout the United States. The full effects of this decision were not known in Prince George's County for another 20 years, yet new economic opportunities and an attractive lifestyle kept the population, education level, and median income on the rise.In Black America: Prince George's County, the unique story of a diverse area once situated between the ideals of the nation and the traditions of the South is told through vintage photographs.
ISBN: 9780738515625
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Black America Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The transformation from segregation to integration, the change from agricultural to suburban communities, as well as the achievements of local leaders and citizens are all showcased in this collection compiled by three members of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., Prince George's County Maryland Chapter.
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