PROFESSOR MASON A. HAWKINS
Principal of Million-and Half-Dollar High School.
Professor Mason A. Hawkins,
principal of the Frederick-Douglass
Senior-Junior High School, was
born at Charlottesville, Virginia,
but has spent the greater part of
his life in Baltimore.
His elementary training was re-
ceived in the public schools of Bal-
timore. His secondary work was
done at Morgan College, 1893-1897.
He received his Bachelor of Arts
degree from Harvard University in
1901 after four years of study, and
the Master of Arts degree from
Columbia University, and Master's
Diploma from Teachers' College,
Columbia, in 1910. He took a
Teachers' Course in Latin at Johns
Hopkins University, and a course
in Conversational German at the
local Berlitz School in 1903. He is
a member of the American Acad-
emy of Political and Social Sci-
ence; Fellow of the American Geo-
graphical Society; member of
Union Baptist Church. He has several inventions for which United States pat-
ents have been granted. In 1901 he became a member of the first Colored
faculty of the Douglass High School; head of the Department of Foreign Lan-
guages in 1906; acting vice-principal. February. 1909, and principal from 1909 to
the present time.
For many years Professor Hawkins has taken an active interest in social
activities, and is much interested in music.
In October, 1905, Professor Hawkins married Margaret B. Gregory, daughter
of the late Professor James M. Gregory, who was instructor in Latin at Howard
University for twenty years, and then principal for eighteen years of the Manual
Training School at Bordentown, N. J. Professor and Mrs. Hawkins have two
sons, Gregory and Mason, Jr.
Among the educators of the country, Professor Hawkins holds a unique place.
Under his guidance and untiring efforts, Baltimore today has one of the finest
secondary school buildings to be found anywhere in the country, and her gradu-
ates are accepted by many of the leading colleges and universities without