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Prince George's County Civil Rights Trail Stops in Downtown Upper Marlboro


The Prince George’s County Civil Rights Trail is a public history project focused on regional sites and stories of the National Civil Rights Movement (1954-1964). Each story details the experiences of Black Marylanders as they fought against segregation and for equality. We recognize that this struggle continues and believe that by illuminating these moments in history, we can increase cultural understanding and inspire acts of reconciliation.

Downtown Upper Marlboro has three sites featured on the County Civil Rights Trail, with two of the three signs installed last week:

-Courthouse Protests of 1967
(Sign installed In Front of the Library on Main Street)

Sign 2

-Filming of "Black Like Me"
(Sign installed at the Downtown UM Pocket Park on Main Street )            


-Fredrick Douglass High School - (Installation Pending)

Learn more about these sites and other in the County by visiting: https://www.pgccivilrights.org/

This project was funded by the National Park Service and the Maryland Historical Trust. The project is managed by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area/Maryland Milestones with support from the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Black History Program and the Prince George’s County History Consortium. Research and writing by Meagan Baco, Alexander Brooks, Nathan Dennies, and Leigh Walters.

Sign Installation