Through the Eyes of the Baltimore Afro-American
Dr. J. Marcus
Cargill, along with other prominent doctors of Baltimore, opened the Provident
hospital which served as both a center for medical and educational use
for African Americans.
The "Colored Teacher's Association"
was established in Elkton Maryland.
Dr. Cargill of Baltimore City proposed
a bill to the City Council to gradually employ African American teachers
in Baltimore City schools for African American children.
Public School no. 2 is the first African
American public school in Baltimore in the city to have African American
Grace Booth became the third to teach
in a racially mixed school in Baltimore City, her mother, Mrs. G.W. Booth
and Miss Julia Gibbs had done this twenty years earlier.
A school for the education of African
American teachers and a school for blind and deaf African Americans opened,
both were supported by the State of Maryland.
Education: Roberta Sheridan
The Maryland Industrial and Agricultural
School was established in Laurel, Maryland.
the Eyes of the Baltimore Afro-American
by Jonelle E. Cruse and Chantale J. Joseph, August 1998
Copyright December 04, 2001 Maryland State Archives