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River Road, Bethesda: A Short History of Black and White, 1850-1963

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM
Beall-Dawson House
103 W Montgomery Ave.
Rockville, MD  20850
Educational Event
Registration is not Required
Speaker: Paige Whitley Join us for this FREE program exploring the history of River Road. The commercial section of River Road, Bethesda, sometimes called Westbard, was once home to a flourishing community of African Americans. This presentation outlines the history of this community and their white neighbors from before the Civil War to after Desegregation, and examines the networks of families, faith, education, and work that held the community together before intensified commercial development led to its eventual disbandment.

Special Thanks to: Andy Fraser of Sandglass for technical and development assistance and Jill Gallagher for logo design.

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