PLG Partner Ayesha Khan Publishes Newsletter “The Bladensburg Cross: A Symbol of Peace or Exclusion?”

In January 1919, a local group got the consent of the Commissioners of the Town of Bladensburg to erect a cross on government property at the center of Town.  The group’s intent was to erect a “mammoth cross, a likeness of the Cross of Calvary, as described in the Bible” to commemorate Town citizens who died in World War I.  Despite its highfalutin goals, however, the group faced fundraising difficulties and the edifice sat uncompleted for several years.

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