Community Cornerstones

“Community Cornerstones” Video

Between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, 40 African American churches were constructed in Montgomery County. In these cornerstones of their communities, generations of black families created their own spiritual, social and educational opportunities.

Heritage Montgomery has produced a 60-minute documentary featuring five of these church communities: Community Cornerstones: African American Communities in Montgomery County, Maryland and an accompanying music CD, “Songs of Praise, The Choirs of Community Cornerstones.”

The 60-minute documentary DVD plus an hour-long music CD featuring performances by the churches’ gospel choirs and ensembles are available in a boxed set for $30. To order, click here or call HM.

DVD & CD Credit Information

Community Cornerstones DVD Extras Credit Information
Songs of Praise: The Choirs of Community Cornerstones Credit Information

“Community Cornerstones” Brochure

Heritage Montgomery has produced a 34-page Community Cornerstones brochure featuring the stories of 24 unique historic churches and their communities in Montgomery County. Use this brochure as a guide to learn more about sites you may pass every day, unaware of their meaningful histories.

“Community Cornerstones” Interviews

Due to the time constraints of a 60-minute video, only portions of the extensive interviews with church community members could be included in the DVD. We are happy to offer these complete interviews with elders from Emory Grove, Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant, Pleasant View, Sharp Street & St. Paul in their entirety.