Milestones In Black Education

February 04, 1992|By Catherine E. Pugh

1855 -- Edward Draper became the first black Marylander to earn a college degree. He received his degree from Dartmouth College.

1872 -- Dr. Whitfield Winsey was the first black physician to come to Baltimore and be permitted to practice medicine. Winsey graduated from Howard University Medical School.

1885 -- Everett J. Waring became the first black lawyer to be admitted to the Maryland Bar Association. He was graduated from Howard University Law School. Waring was also admitted to practice before the state appellate court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

1886 -- The Maryland Teachers' Association was organized and Garrison D. Trust became the first president.

1889 -- Eight blacks graduated from the Baltimore public school system. They were Nellie Anderson, Gertrude Deaver, Fannie McCabe, Mamie Neal, Mollie Taylor, Violet Thompson, William Murry and Walter Scott.

1904 -- Enolia McMillan was born. She began working against discrimination in Maryland's education system in the 1930's. She fought for better facilities for black students and equal pay for black teachers. In 1954 she became one of the first black teachers assigned to a white school.

1911 -- Bowie State College, which began as Maryland State Teachers College in 1870, moved to Bowie and took its current name.

1919 -- Morgan State University moved to its present location on Hillen Road.

1933 -- Dr. N. Louise Young, after finishing her residency at Provident Hospital in Baltimore, became Maryland's first black female physician. She began her career working for the Maryland Training School for Girls.

1936 -- University of Maryland Law School opened its enrollment to blacks.

1937 -- Dr. D.O.W. Holmes became Morgan State College's first black president.

1947 -- Dr. George Crawford became the first black in the state Department of Education.

1954 -- Integration began in Baltimore public schools.

1972 -- Dr. Roland Patterson became the first black to be appointed superintendent of Baltimore city public schools.

1982 -- Alice Pinderhughes became the first black female to be appointed superintendent of the Baltimore city public schools.

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