Visionaries of the 1960s

Visionaries of the 1960s (HMZXO)

Location: Annapolis, MD 21401 Anne Arundel County
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N 38° 58.594', W 76° 30.402'

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George H. Phelps, Jr.

— August 5, 1926 —

Growing up on South Street near the county courthouse, George Phelps' boyhood dream was to be a police officer. After WWII, Army 1st Lt. Phelps saw his dream come true when County Exective Joseph W. Alton appointed him, the first African American, to the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

Phelps dedicated his life to community service. He initiated and initially funded OIC, Opportunities Industrialization Corporation, that has benefited 8290 people by 2008 through work skills training. Together with Orlando Ridout IV, he led the effort to restore the Maynard Burgess House, owned by free black families from whom he is descended. His leadership refurbished the 1884 Brewer's Hill Cemetery, the City's first African American cemetery. These programs continue as part of the Annapolis quality of life we enjoy today.
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 9:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 369486 N 4315255
Decimal Degrees38.97656667, -76.50670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.594', W 76° 30.402'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 35.64" N, 76° 30' 24.12" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301, 443, 202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800 West St, Annapolis MD 21401, US
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