African American Heritage Preservation Group of Prince George's County

Prince George's County - Rich in History

Moving Forward...Preserving the Past

The Tree

The open, grassy lot pictured here in the historic African American community of Chapel Hill is the location of the demolished Freedmen’s Bureau school. The lot, with its two tall trees, is considered by some to be a cultural landmark because the site symbolizes community activities of the past. The Chapel Hill community is located in Prince George’s County, Maryland.


Listen to Ms. Duvall-Gabriel, AAHPG board member, as she talks more about the lot. About the Lot


For more info about African American Historic Resources in Prince George’s County, Maryland, go to Duvall-Gabriel, Najah. Values-Centered Preservation Theory and the Preservation Planning of African-American Historic Resources in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Final Paper, College Park: University of Maryland, 2008.

Our History

Partnering with government and developers to ensure our story is included and preserved.


AAHPG was formed in 2006 by Prince George’s County, Maryland residents to aid in the location, preservation and maintenance of historic sites related to African American history.


Much of our contribution to the history and culture which built the environment of Prince George’s County has been lost, ignored or forgotten. As the county moves toward increased development, we work to partner with government and developers to ensure that our story is included and preserved.


The African American Heritage Preservation Group (AAHPG) has started recording our elders to preserve our oral history before it is lost. We are moving forward to identify, preserve, and promote different African American historical sites across Prince George’s County. Our mission is to advocate for such sites. We invite you to join us in this unprecedented mission. 

About Us

Our Mission

To advocate for the preservation of the heritage of African Americans in Prince George's County; for the recognition and preservation of important sites and historic neighborhoods in Prince George's County that area related to African American heritage and to advocate for the education and interpretation of African American heritage and to advocate for the education and interpretation of African American heritage in Prince George's County

Our History

The African American Heritage Preservation Group was formed in 2006 by Prince George's County residents to aid in the location, preservation and maintenance of historic sites related to African American history. Much of our contribution to the history, culture, and built environment of Prince George's County has been lost, ignored or forgotten. As the county moves toward increased development, we work to partner with government and developers to ensure that our story is included and preserved.

Board of Directors

June White Dillard, Esquire, President

NAACP, Prince George’s County Branch


Nakita Reed, Vice-President

Encore Sustainable Design, LLC


Herman Privott, Jr. Treasurer

Central County Coalition


Rhonda Dallas

Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council


Nathania Branch Miles

Howard University


Leslie Orlando Perry, Esq.

Black-n-Time Heritage Tours, Inc.


Carolyn Rowe

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society


Thelma Taylor

Coalition Central Prince George’s County Civic Assn.


Jane Thomas

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society


Margaret White

Millwood-Waterford Civic Assn.



Life Members:

Mildred Ridgeley Gray

Mildred Ridgeley Gray Charitable Trust, Inc.

AAHPG Members

President's Message

The African American Heritage Preservation Group (“AAHPG”) started with a small group of individuals who wanted to create permanent African American historical sites to tell about the contributions of African Americans in the history of Prince George’s County for future generations.


Initially, it started out as a challenge to M-NCPPC to change the ways they promoted Black History month each year. That challenge grew into a legal entity and a nonprofit organization in 2010. As a part of the challenge, AAHPG has started recording our elders to preserve our oral history before it is lost. We entered into negotiations with commercial developers to maintain African American historically significant sites in conjunction with commercial sites.


Today, we are moving forward to identify, preserve, and promote different African American historical sites across Prince George’s County. Our mission is to advocate for such sites. We invite you to join us in this unprecedented mission.


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The AAHPG meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. Contact us for meeting time and location.

News & Events

AAHPG meets every 4th Tuesday of the month to discuss Preservation issues impacting African-American sites. Join our mailing list to find out more!

No upcoming events.

Visit Us

Potomac Heritage Visitor's Center

6800 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745, United States

Hours

Located in the Shopper Services (Suite 399), the Visitor's Center is open whenever Tanger Outlets @ National Harbor is open.

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Life Membership

Charter Member – $500.00    (open to founding members)


Individual Life Member – $500.00


Organizational Partner Member – $5,000.00

Annual Membership (Annual Dues)

Organizational  Member  – $250.00


Family  Member – $50.00


Individual Member –  $25.00


Student Member –  $10.00


All contributions are tax deductible 501 ©(3)

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8422 Dunbar Avenue

Landover, MD 20785

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