Esther McCready (1931-2020)
MSA SC 3520-14290
Newspaper articles -
“South’s Racial School Pact is Challenged.” The Washington
Post, 15 March 1950.
"Negro Wins State Court Study Test." The Baltimore Sun, 15 April 1950.
"Open U. of Md." The
Afro-American, 22 April 1950.
“School Equality.” Editorial. The Washington Post,
11 May 1950.
Folkenflik, David and Lyle Denniston. “Blacks-only Aid Program
Dies After Justices Refuse Review.” The Baltimore Sun, 23
Bowler, Mike. “McCready was a Genuine First.” The
Baltimore Sun, 7 February 1996.
Kaplan, Anna. “Sharing Tale of Triumph from ‘Trying Time’;
Black Student at UM Nursing Marks Anniversary.” The Baltimore
Sun, 18 March 2003.
Dosey, Gary. "Telling History; Mining Oral Traditions to Fill the New African-American History Museum.” The Baltimore Sun, 4 April 2004.
"McCready fought for the right to be trained as a nurse." The Baltimore Sun, 22 June 2005.
"A Maryland pioneer." The Baltimore Sun, 20 April 2009.
Rasmussen, Frederick N. "Esther E. McCready, first African American admitted to University of Maryland School of Nursing, dies." The Baltimore Sun, 5 September 2020.
Archival sources -
McCready v. Byrd case materials
Secondary sources -
Mills, Barbara. “Got My Mind Set on Freedom:” Maryland’s
Story of Black and White Activism. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books,
Olson, Lynne. Freedom’s Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970. New York: Scribner, 2001.
Smith, Pamela. “Our Children’s Burden: The Many-Headed Hydra of the Educational Disenfranchisement of Black Children.” Howard Law Journal 42 (1999).
Hine, Darlene C. ed. Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Publications, 1993.
Salem, Dorothy C. ed. African American Women: A Biographical Dictionary. New York: Garland Press, 1993.
Kujovich, Gil. “Equal Opportunity in Higher Education and the Black Public College: The Era of Separate But Equal.” Minnesota Law Review 72 (1987).
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