Tseday Holley, Maura Mendes, and Laura Zartarian

Greenbelt, MD is a small town with rich history. As a product of the New Deal during FDR’s Administration, it evolved into one of the most successful social experiments. As a cooperative community, residents come together to keep the town running; they are unified in their identity as residents of Greenbelt. What was once an isolated little town has grown and become more diverse over the years. Now two major highways pass through Greenbelt and it is also metro accessible. Although, the metro area is almost like a separate part of town due its current youthful and racially diverse demographic makeup in comparison to the center of town that is home to predominantly older White civilians.