Category Archives: Hyattsville

Restored: Ridgeley Rosenwald School House

Julius Rosenwald, a wealthy businessman and the president of Sears, established The Rosenwald Fund in 1917 with Booker T. Washington.  This fund, which held $70 million dollars, was used primarily to fund construction of nearly 5000 schools for African American … Continue reading

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Meet Zina Garrison of Hyattsville

Zina Garrison, of Hyattsville, is a world-renouned tennis celebrity and Olympic gold medalist (1988).  Serving as honorary chairman of the ATA National Championships in 2002, held at the Prince George’s Tennis and Education Foundation, she brought national attention to the roots of … Continue reading

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Home Movie About Bus Travel in Hyattsville

WMATA Vintage GM Fishbowl Buses, Prince George’s Plaza, Hyattsville

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A Home Movie from Magruder Park

4th of July Magruder Park, Hyattsville, MD 1960s

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Meet Jim Henson of University Park

Jim Henson (the Muppets!!) came to University Park as a 5th grader, and he started his puppetry career right away.  At  Northwestern High School, he creating puppets for a TV show called The Junior Morning Show.  As a commuting student at UMD, he developed the … Continue reading

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