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Gibbons Methodist Episcopal Church Site, Education Building & Cemetery

Gibbons Church Road
Brandywine, MD 20613
(301) 372-6250
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    1920s, 1 story frame building with gable-end facade; cemetery c. 1900 onward. Founded by a group formerly enslaved African-Americans in 1884 who constructed a frame church building in 1889; it was demolished in 1967; congregations like this helped build a sense of community and self-determination among members in an era when political, social, and economic opportunities were limited by the failure of Reconstruction-era reforms and the structures of government-sponsored segregation.