Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Enolia Pettigen McMillan (1904-2006)
MSA SC 3520-13576


Born October 20, 1904, in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Daughter of John and Elizabeth (Fortune) Pettigen.  Attended Baltimore public schools; Douglass High School, 1922; Howard University, B.A. (Education), 1927; Columbia University, M.A., 1933.  Married Betha D. McMillan, December 26, 1935; one son, Betha D. McMillan, Jr.  Died October 24, 2006, in Stevenson, Maryland. 

Masters Thesis, "Factors Affecting Secondary Education in the Counties of Maryland."
Teacher and principal Pomonkey High School, Charles County, Maryland 1928--1935.
Teacher, Baltimore City High Schools, retired 1968.
Vice-principal. Dunbar High School, Baltimore, Maryland.
President, Maryland State Colored Teacher's Association.
Vice-president, National Association of Colored Teachers.
Board of Regents, Morgan State University.
President, Baltimore Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1969.
First Women President, National Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1984-1990.
Elected into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, 1990.
Named a Phenominal Women of Alpha Kappa Alpha for her contributions in the area of education and administration.
Maryland State NAACP established the Enolia P. McMillan Women in the NAACP Award.
Baltimore Chapter of the NAACP names renovated headquarters the Enolia P. McMillan Bldg.
Listed in Who's Who Among Black Americans

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