Trail Blazing Stories


African-American History in Prince George’s County & Anacostia Trails Heritage Area


African-American Regiment at Fort Lincoln (Library of Congress/American Memory)

This brochure, funded by a grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, was developed in 2008 to introduce visitors to the history and culture of the region related to African-American life.  Although not in the Maryland Milestones’ format, it does provide a good introduction to the cultural experiences of the region.  The document includes the following sections:


  • Introduction
  • Gateway Arts District
  • Port Towns
  • The Plummers of Prince George
  • Riverdale Park
  • College Park/Lakeland
  • Rossville/Beltsville
  • Laurel

The Trailblazers Brochure is a 3.92 MB PDF file.