Highland Park High School

Highland Park High School (HMQRT)

Location: Hyattsville, MD 20785 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.23', W 76° 53.658'

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Built in 1928, Highland Park was the second high school for African Americans in Prince George's County, Maryland. It was one of 23 "Rosenwald Schools" constructed in Prince George's County with financial assistance from the Julius Rosenwald Fund, which contributed money to the building of nearly 5,000 public schools from 1917-1932. The majority of the "Rosenwald Schools" were built in African American and Native American communities throughout the South. In many instances, the people in the communities provided land, labor, materials, and sometimes money for the construction of these schools. This cooperative effort between Julius Rosenwald and the citizens of the various communities gave a tremendous boost to public education in the early years of the twentieth century. Highland Park is the only remaining former Rosenwald facility in the county that is still being utilized as a public school.
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
Year Placed2002
Placed ByPrince George's County Historical and Cultural Trust in cooperation with the Board of Education, Prince George's County
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 12:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 335741 N 4307810
Decimal Degrees38.90383333, -76.89430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.23', W 76° 53.658'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 13.80" N, 76° 53' 39.48" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6501 Lowland Dr, Hyattsville MD 20785, US
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