Black History Month #1- Sharing a Fact Each Day

Laborers at the Greenbelt construction site, 1936 by Carl Mydans. Library of Congress.

For Black History Month we’ll be posting a fact each day here on our blog. We'll put the same content on the Museum's Facebook and Instagram pages. We hope you’ll follow along!

Did you know that Greenbelt began as segregated community? It was built by both Black and white relief workers but only white families would be accepted. It would remain segregated for several decades.

To learn more about the Black families who integrated Greenbelt, save the date of February 25th for a program about this topic. Update: registration is now open. Click here.

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10B Crescent Rd.

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Open Sundays 1-5 pm

Admission $5 or under

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Lenore Thomas Straus Exhibit

Greenbelt Community Center

15 Crescent Rd. 

Greenbelt, MD 20770

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Sundays 10am-7pm

Greenbelt Museum Office

15 Crescent Road

Greenbelt, Maryland 20770


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Preserving and sharing the New Deal history of an experimental planned community built by FDR in suburban Maryland in 1937 and still thriving today.