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African American historic places highlighted in Rockville

Tour of the Jerusalem Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church

Tour of the Jerusalem Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church

The City of Rockville has been working for nearly a decade to recognize the history of African American in the city and yesterday marked a major accomplishment with the installation of several interpretive markers in downtown.  Many people who shop, work, and live in the Town Square don’t realize it was once a thriving African American community which was demolished during the 1960s and 1970s due to urban renewal.  Today, very little remains and the plaques remind us of how much was lost–and also that African Americans have a long and distinguished history in Rockville.

Yesterday afternoon the City of Rockville hosted a tour on an incredibly beautiful fall day to visit some of these places and to see the new plaques, including Continue reading →