I am excited to invite you to attend a unique event that will take place on Maryland Day, April 30th, 2011, on the University of Maryland campus in College Park. Current and former residents of the historic community of Lakeland in College Park will participate in an African American Storytelling Circle, to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Driskell Center Gallery in Cole Fieldhouse.
The Lakeland storytellers will talk about their experiences growing up in historic Lakeland, their associations with the University of Maryland, and how they sustained a rich family and community life during segregation. Our featured storyteller will be Dr. Joanne Braxton, the Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She will speak from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and again from 3-4 p.m. and will be joined during the day by other storytellers representing several generations of Lakeland residents.
We will have great giveaways: a resource guide to doing your own neighborhood or family history, recipe sheets with treasured Lakeland recipes, cardboard fans, and coloring sheets for the children.
The African American Storytellers Circle is free and open to the public. Parking is free anywhere on campus during Maryland Day (even meters and structures). If you plan to join us, you should allow an extra 30 minutes on Maryland Day to reach your destination. For more information, please contact Mary Corbin Sies at 301.405.1361 or firstname.lastname@example.org or consult our Facebook page under Story Telling Circle at Maryland Day.
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