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 | Seniors | Adult |
EVENT TYPE: | Lectures and Discussions |
TAGS: | Black History Month |