DSC00016“A Clear Path” was a special project funded by Prince George’s Heritage, Inc. The project tasks included developing a special walking tour and brochure that highlights the experiences of African Americans who worked on the plantation both prior to and immediately after emancipation. The surviving out buildings and interior features of the historic house trace the “footprints” of the African Americans that lived on the estate.

Crossland High School students designed the landscape plan for the path. Students at Croom High School created the historic markers placed in front of each out building and at locations where buildings no longer exist. Students from C. Elizabeth Reig Special School grew flowers installed along the path. The goal was to offer a new feature in its tour program that focuses on the African-American experience.