The Langley Park Project

  

  

About the Project

The collection of Langley Park archives that was inherited by Professor Hanna consists of planning documents, photographs, reports, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, and newspaper clippings - dating back to the 1970s. Langley Park is a densely populated multiethnic community that has often been neglected by government entities and faced social and economic challenges. The archives provide documentation that community-led efforts and immigrant owned small businesses have been instrumental in the sustainability of Langley Park.

Bill (William Hanna) founded the non-profit Action Langley Park in 1998. He organized annual health and job fairs and folklorico performances. He wrote the biweekly newsletter, Barrio de Langley Park. He gave many lectures on Latino health at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission gave him awards for distinguished community service.

Barrio de Langley Park is a neighborhood planning newsletter edited by Prof. Bill Hanna and supported by the nonprofit Action Langley Park. Its goal was to keep immigrant residents and other stakeholders informed about the quality of life in the Langley Park area, to advocate for positive change, and to report relevant county, state, and national events and decisions. For additional information send comments to LASC@UMD.EDU

Barrio de Langley Park Newsletters:

Barrio de Langley Park is a neighborhood planning newsletter edited by Prof. Bill Hanna and supported by the nonprofit Action Langley Park. Its goal was to keep immigrant residents and other stakeholders informed about the quality of life in the Langley Park area, to advocate for positive change, and to report relevant county, state, and national events and decisions. For additional information send comments to LASC@UMD.EDU

Barrio de Langley Park, Issue 267, 2013

Barrio de Langley Park, Issue 267, 2013

Barrio de Langley Park, Issue 267, 2013

Images (left to right:Toys R Us and Ice Cream Truck)

Toys R Us Parking
Ice Cream Truck
People Involved in this Project:

Merle Collins - Co-Investigaror

Ana Patricia Rodriguez - Co-Investigaror

Eric Tomala - Project Manager

Nohely Alvarez - Researcher

Wanda Hernandez - Researcher

Sergio Garcia -Researcher

Cindy Morales - Project Assistant

To submit photos or videos, contact us at lasc@umd.edu