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Establishing the Jane Gates Heritage House

The 2017 Frostburg State University ATP students will partner with the newly established Jane Gates Heritage House to document its establishment and host public outreach opportunities to help determine how this newly established center for African American History can best serve the community.  The project hopes to show how a fuller understanding of Appalachian culture and history, which recognizes the deep legacy of African American heritage, can help to overcome racial division and forge a renewed sense of community cohesiveness in western Maryland and the surrounding region.

ATP students will study the impact of the Gates family and the lasting influence of western Maryland’s African American population; digitally document the Center’s establishment; and record founders’ visions for the Center’s future. Drawing largely from those materials, students will co-host informational meetings in Cumberland, Frostburg, and Westernport inviting input for the Center.  Students will develop digital versions of their findings for inclusion in the Heritage House’s archives.

 

 

 


Contact Information:

Kara Rogers Thomas, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Sociology
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Rd. 
Frostburg, MD 21532-1099 
Attn: Sociology/Guild Center 
Telephone: (301) 687-3124

E-Mail:  krogersthomas@frostburg,edu



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