howard history

September 24, 2006

Less than a year after the entry of the United States into World War II, the pressure for military personnel was being felt at every level of society, and the local schools were no exception.

On Sept. 1, 1942, Howard County's school board discussed the possibility of school principals being inducted into military service, according to board minutes. "In view of the important positions ... it was considered that they would be left until the last and sufficient notice be given so that the principals and the board would be advised some time previous to any impending induction."

[Source: History of Blacks in Howard County, Md.,Alice Cornelison, Silas E. Craft Sr., Lillie Price]

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