Park to be Named for Elmer Brown
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.
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,
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
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
Share your history.
Share your story.
Grandpa & Grandma, Mom & Dad, Aunts & Uncles ...
Look through the treasures in your attic ...
With All Deliberate Speed:
One High School's Story