The African American line of the Plummer family originated in Hyattsville, Maryland on or about 1730 with the birth of Cupid Plummer. The Calvert plantation in Riverdale, Maryland was home to this proud family as it grew and thrived under the terrible yoke of slavery. Several members of the family still remain in the Washington, DC area but many more have migrated to places as far away as Liberia. As the offspring of Cupid Plummer reached maturity, branches of the family tree split into different directions. One branch remained in the Hyattsville, Maryland area while another branch selected Arlington, Virginia as their place of residence. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries this family has grown by leaps and bounds and today may claim upwards of 500 members. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "I have a dream that one day... the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will sit down at the table of brotherhood." On June 30, 2001 history will be made and a dream fulfilled when the sons of Cupid Plummer and the sons of William Calvert will sit down together to enjoy a picnic celebrating the House of Plummer.