Frostburg State University to Dedicate Brownsville/Park Avenue Monument PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 August 2020 07:05

On Tuesday, Aug. 25, Frostburg State University will dedicate a monument to the Brownsville/Park Avenue community, a largely African American community displaced between the 1920s and 1960s as the school that became FSU grew. The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. The program will also be livestreamed at http://www.facebook.com/frostburgstatealumniassn. 

The media is welcome to attend this event. 

Descendants of the families that lived in that area will be featured speakers at the dedication. The project, featuring the efforts of many FSU faculty, students, staff and community members, has been in the works for many years. Additional activities and plans are under way to commemorate the community and educate the region to its history. 

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Frostburg State University follows state health guidelines requiring the wearing of masks and physical distancing from others. Visitors to campus must visit www.frostburg.edu/checkin for symptom monitoring before arriving on campus and be prepared to display the “Reduced Risk” badge.  

 
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