Dancers from St. Andrew Kim Catholic Mission Dedication Lakeland Park
Event honored William Gray and Pauline Gray
Youth fundraising event at Embry AME Church circa 1949
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.
Embry AME Church during Lakeland Heritage Event
Class of 1950 reunion trip to Wildwood NJ. Location for lodging
Dedication of fountain honoring Dervey Lomax left to right Thelma Lomax, Dervery Lomax, unknown, Mayor Stephen Brayman
Program interior from dedication of Lomax foundation Pierce Ave 11/9/2002
During reunion trip of Lakeland High School class of 1950. The group visited Wildwood New Jersey
Morning worship at First Baptist Church of College Park
Wall from exhibition
At First Baptist Church of College Park
The wedding of Phillip "Billy" Matthews of Laurel and Vera Johnson of Lakeland in May 1939 was recalled by guests as one of the grandest events the community had seen. Members of the wedding party are, from left to right, Eunice Johnson, George Walls, the groom, Gertrude Walls Corprew, the bride, Benjamin Briscoe, Jr. and Pearl Brooks Briscoe.
During benefit concert. Young violinist plays with his teacher, NevillaOttley
Seated in her home on Cloud Avenue during party celebrating 25th Wedding Annaversirty
In honor of Lakeland's centennial
Event at Hyattsville Branch Prince George's County Public Library featuring Joanne Braxton's presentation of a copy of her new book
Dance group from First Baptist Church of College Park
Dervey Lomax is shown in the rumble seat of an antique Ford as a participant in the 1974 College Park Girls and Boys Club parade. Lomax served a total of twenty-seven years on the College Park City Council. Note from contributor states year as 1973
In addition to good, home-cooked food and the opportunity to visit with friends and family members, on this day in 1963 there was the added attraction of pony rides. On the left is Avis Matthews on a pony led by her uncle, Lester Gray; her sister Carol is riding a pony led by Ronald Brooks.
In performance during benefit concert for Lakeland Community Heritage Project at University of Maryland Chapel
Mayor Alvin Kushner, Jim Herl, Arthur Dorman, unknown, Jim Roseapepe
During Heritage Weekend 2009 at College Park Community Center
During Lakeland Sunday, Lakeland Heritage Weekend event at Lakeland High School site (Washington Brazilian SDA Church)
At College Park Community Center
event at Hyattsville library branch for author, Joanne Braxton
Event at Hyattsville library branch for author Joanne Braxton
In honor of Lakeland's centennial year. The event was organized by Lakeland Civic Association
Lakeland Heritage Weekend
Mock weddings such as this one at Embry A.M.E. Church, circa 1949, were popular dramatizations and fundraisers for churches. The church’s youth played the parts of bride, groom, minister, and wedding party. Embry maintained an active Sunday School, providing a Christian foundation and a social outlet for many children in the community. Embry also was active in the A.M.E. Church’s Potomac District Sunday School Council.
Sandidge was a leader in the Lakeland community for many years. She served as president of the Lakeland Civic Association and as a deaconess of First Baptist Church. With the implementation of the Lakeland Urban Renewal Project, the Sandidge family home was slated for demolition. Sandidge, her husband Enoch, and their family moved out of the community. Below, the Sandidge family gathered during the 1975 banquet. The children standing in front are Marcus Waddy and Trina Thompson. Standing left to right are (second row) Gela Portee, Jennie Thompson, Connie Sandidge, Hattie Sandidge, Enoch Sandidge, Wiley Portee, and Myra Wood; (third row) Jean Sandidge, Cheryl Thompson, Bonita Waddy, Ronald Brooks, Gela Sandidge Brooks, and Danny Thompson.
On the 1963 Labor Day Embry AME Church picnic, there was the added attraction of pony rides in addition to the usual draws of homecooked food and good company.
Gray Family Reunion May 2001 aboard the cruse ship Victory
At dedication of James Adams Park
View of Sunday School Picnic
At Washington Brazilian SDA Church in Lakeland High School site
Guests and host during 25th Anniversary celebration of George Henry and Agnes Gross in the dining room of their Cloud Avenue home
Embry AME Church 72th anniversary
At Hyattsville Branch Prince Georges County Memorial Library. To celebrate the donation by Joanne Braxton of a copy of her new book. Two of the author's family members are pictured her mother, Mary Weems Braxton seated front in blue and cousin Lisa Hollomand.
At First Baptist Church of College Park
At event held at Hyattsville library branch. Included were cake, ice cream and jello. The inclusion of jello was a tradition in the Braxton household.
During performance held at University of Maryland's Memorial Chapel. The event was modeled after a benefit program held on May 16, 1958. Ms. Gillins also performed at that earlier event.
During concert at Memorial Chapel. The event was modeled after an event in Lakeland on May 16 1958
Testimonial Dinner for Hattie Sandidge
The Lakeland Community Heritage Project worked with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to produce the exhibition, “A View from the Lakes: A History of the African American Community of Lakeland.” The exhibit was mounted at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland, in February 2009. Photographs and memorabilia were used to tell the community’s story, including the strong religious, educational, and cultural ties that evolved and have sustained the community for nearly 120 years. Photographs from the exhibition can be viewed in the Lakeland Room of the College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue.
Teas were a favorite social activity for the ladies of Lakeland. These events were sometimes held in the churches as fundraising activities, but most often they were social occasions in homes. Each hostess took great pride in her ability to set a fine table. Pictured here is one such gathering at the home of George Henry and Agnes Gross. Their guests are, left to right, Maria Lomax Dory, Fannie Williams, Annabelle Stroud, Ellen Lomax Briscoe, and Ellen Randall Gray.
Presentation by University of Maryland and Lakeland Community Heritage Project