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African American Contributions - Preserving Black History One Story at a Time
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FAWOHODIE - independence - West African symbol of independence, freedom, emancipation

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St. Mary's County produced two Union Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor winners, both awarded for their bravery in the battle of New Market Heights, Chaffin's Farm, near Fort Harrison, VA on September 29, 1864. They were two of fourteen Medal of Honor recipients awarded for their gallantry in that battle, and two of twenty-four U. S. Colored Troops Civil War soldiers to receive this highest honor. ~ Idolia Shubrooks

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Gye Nyame - except for God - West African symbol of the supremacy of God Thirty years ago I couldn't sit in the front of the church. And thirty years later I'm a minister of that same church. I'm giving out sacraments to people in that same church. Analyze that, put it up on a wall and look at it. And say, "How foolish it is." ~ James Alexander Forrest
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SANKOFA - return and get it - West African symbol of importance of learning from the past People made great sacrifices for this country to be where it is today. It's a universal sacrifice on both sides of the fence. Unfortunately, our history has reflected more of one side than another. People need to understand the contributions that have been made to make this country what it is. 
~ Alonzo Gaskin
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NEW Historical Projects - Civil War thru World War II

UCAC Embarks on Exciting New Projects and We Need Your Help!

Sharing stories from our history:

Interpretive Marker at the United States Colored Troops Monument

A “Pathway through History 1865-1942” will lead visitors from the United States Colored Troops Memorial Monument to the Lexington Park Manor “Flat Tops” Buildings in John G. Lancaster Park. Four interpretive wayside signs placed along the path will mark milestones and challenges experienced by the African American (and broader) community from the end of the Civil War up to World War II. The four interpretive panels will enhance the USCT Memorial Monument and greatly increase the site’s educational value. A project committee comprised of representatives of Unified Committee for African American Contributions (UCAC) and the St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks and Tourism departments are collaborating with a research team of St. Mary’s College of Maryland students under the direction of history professor Charles Holden. The history pathway will bring little known history to light and instill pride in the local community and its African American heritage.

We’re looking for your documents and photos to help us tell the story!

A second big project:

Future home of the Civil War Interpretive Center

St. Mary’s County Parks and Recreation is renovating the “Flat Tops” building in Lancaster Park, and plans are underway to provide a community meeting space and Civil War Interpretive Center in the building. UCAC is seeking funding in order to furnish the interior of the building for an interpretive display area as well as meetings and office space. It will provide a first ever “home” for the organization.

We need your help on these projects!

We are looking for photos, letters, military documents, or other mementos or records from the time period 1865 to 1942. If you have any item that you think may help us tell our story, we want to hear from you!

If you have anything you'd like to share to help us with this project, please contact:
Alma Jordon at alma@africanamericancontributions.com, or
Merideth Taylor at merideth@africanamericancontributions.com.

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The Elmer Brown Freedom Park, Lexington Park, Maryland - photo courtesy of Elvert BarnesFreedom Park to be Named for Elmer Brown
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The St. Mary’s County Commissioners have unanimously approved naming Freedom Park in Lexington Park after a prominent citizen. On Tuesday the commissioners agreed to rename the park, Elmer Brown Freedom Park.
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Elmer BrownAmong his many accomplishments, Brown was founder of the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC), which was responsible for erecting the monument. On the UCAC website, http://www.ucaconline.org/ ,the following description of the monument is presented: “Dedicated on July 29, 2000, the monument recognizes the important contributions of African Americans in the following areas: religion, farming, trades, domestic service, education, business, industry, community service, arts, entertainment, health, sports, government, politics, law enforcement, military service, and technology.
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PRESERVING BLACK HISTORY - One Story at a Time

With so much of the history of the African American people still tucked away in their hearts and minds, it is imperative to begin to speak, and to gather, and to admire the contributions of America's Black History.
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With nearly twenty years of chronicling the many contributions of the black population to the local history of a small Maryland community, the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions, a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization, recognizes the importance of telling these stories to future generations.  Help us reach out to the entire nation.  Help us record a vanishing history. 
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Share your history.  Share your story.

Talk to Grandpa & Grandma, Mom & Dad, Aunts & Uncles ... 
Look through the treasures in your attic ... 
Remember ...

 

With All Deliberate Speed:
One High School's Story

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