In an article Tuesday, Sen. Verda F. Welcome was...

January 17, 1998

In an article Tuesday, Sen. Verda F. Welcome was misidentified as the first black person elected to the Maryland Senate. In fact, Welcome was the first black woman elected to the Senate. The first African-American elected to the chamber was Harry A. Cole in 1954.

The Sun regrets the errors.

Pub Date: 1/17/98

FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.