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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Park name-change compromise offered

by Sebastian Montes Staff Writer The Montgomery Village Foundation is considering a compromise that would rename a park after a social and civil rights activist. The foundation had recommended naming the 17.5-acre park after Milton M. Kaufmann, a Village resident who has earned international acclaim for championing environmental causes. A baseball diamond would have been named Prather Field, after the historic black community founded by freed slaves in 1883, which faces the park across Wightman Road. Residents of Prathertown have been urging the foundation to name the entire park after the Rev. James E. Prather, who died in November 2003 after decades of social work, including a role in integrating county schools. Full Story:


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