The Prince George’s County Civil Rights Trail is a public history project focused on regional sites and stories of the national Civil Rights Movement (1954-1964). Each sign details the experiences of Black Marylanders as they fought against segregation and for equality. We recognize that this struggle continues and believe that by illuminating these moments in history, we can increase cultural understanding and inspire acts of reconciliation.
This project was funded by the National Park Service and the Maryland Historical Trust. The project is managed by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area/Maryland Milestones with support from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Black History Program and the Prince George’s County History Consortium. Research and writing by Meagan Baco, Alexander Brooks, Nathan Dennies, and Leigh Walters.
Special thanks to Civil War Trails, Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School, Frederick Douglass High School Alumni Association, The Griffin Estate, Hyattsville CDC, Laurel Historical Society, Laurel History Boys, Openbox9, Prince George’s County Historical Society, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, St. Mark’s Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Town of Upper Marlboro Historic Committee.