In 1860 Prince Georges County Maryland there were an estimated 12,000 Negro Slaves on Plantations throughout the County. Tobacco was the main crop. And the free labor of slaves allowed many White Landowners to become wealthy. Prince Georges County had the largest number of Slaves in the State of Maryland. After the Emancipation Proclamation, Black Families like mine faced segregation, voter suppression, abuse, and even killings. And the practice of segregating the County Schools even after the 1954 Brown vs The Board of Education the United States Supreme Court ruling outlawing separate but equal schools. The Hornets Nest is about Historic Fairmont Heights High School, Prince Georges County Md’s first Public Funded High School in the county. Opened in September 1950 as a Senior/ Junior High School for the County’s growing Black Student Population.
This book explores the experiences of Black Students, Teachers, and Administrators at Historic Fairmont Heights High School in the Shadow of Our Nations Capital, The Hornets Nest is about the evolution of a school open for negro schools into a Black Education Powerhouse Leader in Academics, Sports, Competitive Debates, Law, Science, Medicine, Government, Business Politics and Public Service throughout the United States.
Black and White
6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)
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