Alice Brenda Henry Black, a city schools administrator, died Dec. 23 at her home in Northwood after a long illness. She was 50.
A native of Baltimore, the former Alice Henry was a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School and received her bachelor of science and master's degrees from what was then Morgan State College. She later received her doctorate in urban education from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Dr. Black began her career as a science teacher at Calverton Junior High School and Walbrook Senior High School. She later became a department head of science at Robert Poole Junior High and educational specialist for Region V.
She developed curriculum as principal of Garrison Junior High and went on to become principal of Pimlico Middle School. She retired in 1986 because of health problems.
Dr. Black was married to the late John A. Black Sr.
She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and enjoyed traveling, camping and ceramics. Dr. Black also served as the youth chairwoman in the Baltimore-Gbarnga Sister Cities Committee from 1983 to 1985. After her retirement, Dr. Black did volunteer work at the Mid-Town Churches Association and won a state award for her work with the homeless.
She is survived by two sons, John A. Black II and Joseph A. Black; and her mother, Hazel P. Henry, all of Baltimore.
Services for Dr. Black were held Dec. 26 at March Funeral Home.