Image from Lakeland High School yearbook
Stewart Board Front left Agnes Gross, Pauline Gray, Martha Edwards, Arthur Brooks Rear Mr. Conway, Milton Weems, Rev. R.H. Baddy, Delaris Dory
During retirement program, Prince George's County Public Schools. School principal and Mayor of Fairmont Heights.
Evening Event - Dollar Tree front Ila McFerren Conley, Willie Mae Potts Smith, Mary Daisey Briscoe, Harry Braxton Sr, Mary Weems Braxton, Dessie Randall Thomas Rear Flora Conway Thomas, Maria Lomax, Eliza Gray, Saxaline Briscoe Campbell.
Track and Field medal awarded to Carl Cager back states 1953 880 relay
Railroad tracks at Lakeland looking south. In 1835, the Washington Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad opened and bisected the area that would become Lakeland, becoming an important part of the landscape. By the early 1900s, the railroad was a major source of communication, transportation, and employment for the residents of the area, including Lakelanders.
Collection of Lakeland Images displayed in the "Lakeland Room" of College Park Community Center
Dancers from St. Andrew Kim Catholic Mission Dedication Lakeland Park
Track and Field gold medal awarded to Carl Cager 100 yard dash
Block 44 Lot 2 color image 8121 54th Ave Gilbert Thomas
rear left McKenley Gray, DeWana Gray, Millie Gray, Vicurtis Gray Henton, Edward Gray, Barnette Gray, second row Michael Gray, Gregory Gray Seated James Henry Gray, "Pops"
Lakeland High School class of 1950 reunion trip to Wildwood NJ
Images from Lakeland students of Fairmont Heights High School
2009 Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission signature Black History Month Exhibit at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD in the foreground is seen a silver service from the home of George Henry and Agnes Gross
Cast of School program "Wedding of the Painted Doll" at Lakeland School
Youth fundraising event at Embry AME Church circa 1949
unknown, Lucille Giles sharps, Evelyn Giles Tyner, Edward Tyner Sr, Mary Braxton, unknown
Far left seated Evelyn Jyles, Mary Day, Mary Brewer Brooks Standing Mary Hamlett, Hurley Books, Edith Ridgley, Savilly Simmons, Omega Crump, Mary Weems, Harry Braxton, ? Christine Gray Rear Robert Fields, Eliza Gray
preached event at 1st Baptist
Track and Field gold medal awarded to Carl Cager back reads 1957 220 Eastern
Taken in honor of their 50th Wedding Anniversary
City council portrait
Taken during 25th Anniversary Celebration for George Henry and Agnes Gross at their home on Cloud Avenue. Mr. Gross worked in the kitchens of a dinning hall at the University of Maryland. A friend, one of the University's bakers made the cake shown.
Folks Made the School video and report and screening event at College Park Community Center in Lakeland. The video was a product of a University of Maryland American Studies Class under Dr. Mary Sies. Their work also included written reports and the compiling of oral histories. The work was done in partnership with the Lakeland Community Heritage Project
Exhibit on Lakeland at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center for Black History Month by Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission
College Park City Council with Dervey Lomax far right
At home on Navahoe Street
8200 Rhode Island Avenue Leonard Smith and Mamie McCorkle
Block 44 Lots 7,8,9,10,11 55th Ave
In the late 1960s, it became clear that the fifty-year old building housing Lakeland Elementary school no longer met the needs of the community's children. Community leaders fought long and hard to have a new school built in Lakeland. This commitment was maintained despite the school board’s selection of a site occupied by several houses. Even some of those who would be losing their homes worked actively for a new school in Lakeland. They were triumphant, and Paint Branch Elementary School opened in 1972 as an integrated elementary school with students from Lakeland and neighboring majority-white communities. Shown above is Miss Norris’s pre-kindergarten class in 1974-75. Today, the school serves more than 350 students from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade.
Embry AME Church during Lakeland Heritage Event
At Embry AME Church