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Sunday Scholar Brunch: Justice, Memory, and Sacred Grounds: Preservation and the Sugar Land 95

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0

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Sunday Scholar Brunch is an new PGAAMCC exclusive event. Join us for an afternoon of breaking bread with fellow knowledge seekers, justice fighters, social champions and conscious raisers. Brunch followed by a keynote speaker with a Q + A segment. Be a part of this safe platform where open sharing of ideas and causes are encouraged.

Justice, Memory, and Sacred Grounds: Preservation and the Sugar Land 95 will be a conversational presentation and discussion led by scholar Valerie Wade, owner of Lynnfield Historical Consulting (LHC).

Valerie Wade will explain the history of Sugar Land and connect it to broader conversations about the penal system, the disposability of Black bodies, and what we can do today to preserve Black cemeteries and other burial sites. Wade highlights her experience in the preservation of Black history in the Houston area through her consulting business. She will discuss how historical research can be used to combat gentrification, and how genealogy is a wonderful way for communities to engage youth and elders.

Valerie Wade was born and raised in the Piney Woods of East Texas. As a child, the “Addy” series of American Girls books fueled her love for history and storytelling. She earned her B.A. in African American Studies and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a John B. Ervin Scholar and a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellow. She went on to study United States History at the graduate level at Duke University, where she earned her MA. She has received a number of research grants and presented her research at history-centered conferences. She has the distinction of being a Certified Archivist (CA).

Valerie is active in the Houston chapter of the Afro-American History and Genealogy Society. She is also a member of the National Council on Public History, the Association of Houston Archivists, the Texas Oral History Association, and a number of other professional organizations.

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4519 Rhode Island Avenue
North Brentwood, 20722 United States
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4519 Rhode Island Avenue
North Brentwood, Maryland 20722

Phone: 1 + (301) 809-0440


Tuesdays 12:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday-Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm

*Evening Hours Upon Request


To celebrate and inspire the community through the cultivation, preservation, and presentation of the cultural and artistic contributions of African Americans in Prince George’s County, Maryland.