Dig into the rich history of Black Africans living on River Road.
On March 5, 2021, WUSA aired a shocking exposé that everyone who cares about Black lives and justice needs to see.
Montgomery County continues to engage in the buying & selling of Black people.
Desecration may be dumping toxic chemicals into the Willet Branch.
View the attached photographs and letter from BACC to Mr. Elrich addressing violation of Maryland law.
In the Media
The controversy surrounding a construction site behind a McDonald’s
franchise along River Road has revolved around the question of whether
Parcel 242, atop which Montgomery County Parks and Planning is building a storage facility, indeed served as a final resting place for enslaved and formerly enslaved Africans who lived in the community.
In the 1960s, construction of a high-rise and parking lot in Bethesda, Maryland, was thought to have covered part of the burial ground. Matthews says the workers bulldozed over African American remains, while wiping away a century-old community founded by free slaves after the Civil War.
In Bethesda, people are protesting construction that desecrates a historic Black burial site.
The inconspicuous construction site hidden behind a McDonald’s parking lot just off River Road has become the latest battleground in the fight over commemorating a historic Black cemetery in Bethesda.