Archives of Maryland
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Harry S. Cummings
MSA SC 3520-11427
African-American Attorney


"Cummings was first in '91" Baltimore Afro American, 16 October 1965.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Robert W. Schoeberlein Collection) MSA SC 5354-1-1
This image depicts the ad hoc committee of attorneys and ministers who fought successfully
to place African-American teachers into Baltimore's Colored High School at the turn of the
century. Many in this group went on to assume a leadership role in early civil rights struggles.
W. Ashbie Hawkins (second row, center) mounted a vigorous challenge to city residential
segregation ordinances. Warner T. McQuinn (third row, second from right), later elected a city
councilman, became a leader in Baltimore's NAACP.

In the doorway (center): Rev. Harvey Johnson. From left to right, top row: U. Grant Tyler
(Howard University, 1894) and C.C. Fitzgerald (Howard University, 1892); second row: John L.
Dozier (Howard University, 1891), Hugh M. Burkett (Howard University, 1898), Warner T.
McGwinn (Yale University, 1887), and H.R. White (layman); third row: George L. Pendleton
(Howard University, 1896) and William Chester McCard (Wisconsin and Northwestern
universities, 1896); fourth row: W. Ashbie Hawkins (Howard University, 1892); bottow row:
William H. Daniels, Harry S. Cummings (University of Maryland, 1889), and J. W. Parker.

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