Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Verda Freeman Welcome (1907-1990)
MSA SC 3520-12344


Newspaper articles:

“Civic Leader Files Suit on Center Site,” The Baltimore Afro-American, November 2, 1957.

The Evening Sun, 7 May 1958.

“Meet Maryland’s Six Women State Legislators.” The Baltimore Sun. January 18, 1959.

The Sun, 13 November 1959.

"Senator Welcome Built Career on Rights." The Evening Sun. April 10, 1964.

"She Always Has Escort--Armed." The Sun. December 19, 1964.

"Mystery Gunman FIres 5 Shots, Slightly Wounds Sen. Welcome." The Evening Sun. April 10, 1964.

"Youth Robs, Hits Verda Welcome." The Baltimore Sun. December 7, 1975.

The Sun, 18 March 1979.

"Verda Welcome, Pioneering State Lawmaker Dies." The Evening Sun. April 23, 1990.

Davis, Phillip. “Md. Senator and Activist, Verda Welcome, is Dead.” The Baltimore Sun. April 24, 1990.

Hall, III, Wiley A. “Verda Welcome: ‘woman of valor.’” The Evening Sun. April 27, 1990.

Mfume, Kweisei. "Verda Welcome Remembered." The Afro-American. April 28, 1990.

Fleming, G. James. "A Tribute to Verda Welcome." The Afro-American. April 28, 1990.

Thompson, Garland L. "Welcome's 'Life and Times' full of Lessons about Civil Rights." The Baltimore Sun. March 15, 1992.

Oliver, Elizabeth Murphy. "Local NAACP Benefits from Sen. Welcome's Will." The Afro-American. August 8, 1992.

Smith, C. Frasier.  “Welcome Eulogized for Leading the Way.” The Baltimore Sun. April 27, 1990.


Kumpa, Peter.  A Person of Principle March 18, 1907-April 22, 1990 (Commemorative Booklet). Maryland: Maryland General Assembly, 1990.

Maryland Manual 1959-60. Baltimore: 20th Century Printing Co., 1960.

Maryland Manual 1981-1982.  Annapolis:  The Hall of Records Commission, 1981.

Smith, Jessie Carny, ed. Notable Black American Women, Book II, Michigan: Gale Research Inc. (1996).

Stegman, Carolyn B. Women of Achievement in Maryland History. University Park, MD : Women of Achievement in Maryland History, Inc., 2002.

Welcome, Verda F. My Life and Times, as told to James Abraham. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Henry House Publishers, Inc., 1991.

Internet Sources:

An Act to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3000 Homewood Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland, as the `State Senator Verda Welcome and Dr. Henry Welcome Post Office Building'. (Accessed August 13, 2007).

Mehlinger, Ferdinand. "What's in a Name: Verda Welcome Bridge." Morgan State University. Morgan Magazine. Summer 2005.

"Post Office Name after Baltimore Heroes Sen. Verda Welcome and Dr. Henry Welcome," (Accessed June 28, 2007).

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