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Speak your Truth

Speak Your Truth! Oral History Project

Celebrate and explore the historically African American incorporated towns of Prince George’s County: Eagle Harbor, Fairmount Heights, Glenarden and North Brentwood.


Interview with Mayor Petrella Robinson

Interview with Aaron WIlson


Do you have a story to share? Call the Sojourner Truth Room at Oxon Hill to schedule an oral history recording session:

(301) 839-2400 x 1779


Interview with Joseph Parker

Interview with Laurence Winston

Interview with Una Palmer


Interview with Cheryl McCloud

Interview with Lawrence Brooks III



Interview with the Morris Family

Interview with Vie Sharp


African American Incorporated Towns in Prince George's County

Eagle HarborFairmount Heights Glenarden North Brentwood

Prince George's County is one of the oldest counties in the state of Maryland and has a unique assortment of incorporated African American towns.

There are currently 22 incorporated towns in Prince George's County, some recently incorporated and others as old as 90 years. North Brentwood was the first African American incorporated town in the county, established in 1924. It houses the Prince George's County African American Museum and has had its historical data displayed both in the Anacostia Smithsonian Museum and the State House in Annapolis. That historical data, which was collected and curated by the North Brentwood Historical Society, currently resides in a storage unit and should have a permanent, accessible home. This is the focus of the Sojourner Truth Room. Incorporated towns themselves are historic but contained within them are also events and sites that truly speak to Prince George's and its unique local history. 

This local history is a part of what makes Prince George's County the diverse and inclusive county it is today. 


Tours of Eagle Harbor and Fairmount Heights

  • History of Eagle Harbor (1)
  • History of Eagle Harbor (2)
  • History of Eagle Harbor (3)
  • History of Eagle Harbor (4)
  • History of Eagle Harbor (5)
  • History of Eagle Harbor (6)
  • History of Eagle Harbor (7)
  • History of Eagle Harbor (8)
  • History of Eagle Harbor (9)
  • History of Eagle Harbor (10)
  • History of Eagle Harbor (11)
  • History of Eagle Harbor (12)
  • History of Eagle Harbor (13)
  • History of Eagle Harbor (14)
  • History of Eagle Harbor (15)
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  • History of Fairmount Heights (1)
  • History of Fairmount Heights (2)
  • History of Fairmount Heights (3)
  • History of Fairmount Heights (4)
  • History of Fairmount Heights (5)
  • History of Fairmount Heights (6)
  • History of Fairmount Heights (7)
  • History of Fairmount Heights (8)
  • History of Fairmount Heights (9)
  • History of Fairmount Heights (10)
  • History of Fairmount Heights (11)
  • History of Fairmount Heights (12)
  • History of Fairmount Heights (13)
  • History of Fairmount Heights (14)
  • History of Fairmount Heights (15)
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Tours of Glenarden and North Brentwood

  • History of Glenarden (1)
  • History of Glenarden (2)
  • History of Glenarden (3)
  • History of Glenarden (4)
  • History of Glenarden (5)
  • History of Glenarden (6)
  • History of Glenarden (7)
  • History of Glenarden (8)
  • History of Glenarden (9)
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  • History of North Brentwood (1)
  • History of North Brentwood (2)
  • History of North Brentwood (3)
  • History of North Brentwood (4)
  • History of North Brentwood (5)
  • History of North Brentwood (6)
  • History of North Brentwood (7)
  • History of North Brentwood (8)
  • History of North Brentwood (9)
  • History of North Brentwood (10)
  • History of North Brentwood (11)
  • History of North Brentwood (13)
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This map is intended to bring history to light using sights and sounds from County residents and Oxon Hill's Sojourner Truth Room. We welcome you to share your knowledge by adding your own pin!