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River Road, Bethesda:

A Short History of Black and White 1850-1963

2020-02-08 14:00:00 2020-02-08 16:00:00 America/New_York River Road, Bethesda: In celebration of Black History Month, join us for this special presentation by L. Paige Whitley, Montgomery County Historical Society. Chevy Chase Library -

Saturday, February 08
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-02-08 14:00:00 2020-02-08 16:00:00 America/New_York River Road, Bethesda: In celebration of Black History Month, join us for this special presentation by L. Paige Whitley, Montgomery County Historical Society. Chevy Chase Library -

In celebration of Black History Month, join us for this special presentation by L. Paige Whitley, Montgomery County Historical Society.

The commercial section of River Road, Bethesda sometimes called Westbard was once home to a flourishing community of African Americans. This presentation outlines the history of this community and their white neighbors from before the Civil War to after Desegregation and examines the networks of families faith education and work that held the community together before intensified commercial development led to its eventual disbandment. Macedonia Baptist Church on the corner of River Road and Clipper Lane and the currently disputed Moses Cemetery are all that now remain of the original community. This is a free event. No registration required.

Location: Chevy Chase Library Lower Level Meeting Room

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Older Adults | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Lectures and Discussions |

TAGS: | Black History Month |

Chevy Chase Library

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