Members of a committee assisting with a report on the history of the African American community in Hagerstown's Jonathan Street neighborhood agreed Saturday to bring the older residents of the neighborhood together to talk about what the area was like generations ago.
The residents will be invited to the Memorial Recreation Center on May 5. Their stories and memories will become part of the City of Hagerstown's African American Heritage Survey.
The survey is being put together Stephen G. Del Sordo, a Cambridge, Md., consultant. Del Sordo is working on an architectural survey of the buildings in the Jonathan Street neighborhood and a historical documentation of the neighborhood.