Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

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 May 1995.

Bowler, Mike.  “McCready was a Genuine First.”  The Baltimore Sun, 7 February 1996.

Kaplan, Anna.  “Sharing Tale of Triumph from ‘Trying Time’; First 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, 2002.

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).

On-line sources -

University of Maryland, Baltimore.  “News at UMB,” February 25, 2004.

University of Maryland School of Nursing.  “School of Nursing Alumna to be Inducted into Maryland Woman’s Hall of Fame,” February 4, 2004.

Library of Congress.  African American Odyssey, March 15, 2002.

Maryland State Archives. Maryland Women's Hall of Fame.

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  Black Nurses in History: A Bibliography and Guide to Web Resources, June 7, 2004.

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