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Feb 02

Willie Adams – Prominent Black Baltimore businessman and financier

Biography: William Lloyd Adams (1914-2011) was an African American businessman. Born in Zebulon, N.C., William Lloyd “Little Willie” Adams arrived in Baltimore in 1929, when he moved in with an aunt and uncle on North Bond Street.  He attended Dunbar High School for a time. During the Depression, he worked in a rag factory, delivered […]

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Feb 02

Victorine Adams – The first Black woman elected to Baltimore City Council

Biography: Victorine Quille Adams (1912-2006) was a Baltimore Public School teacher, business manager of the Charm Center, Founder of the Colored Women’s Democratic Campaign Committee, Co-Founder of Woman Power, Incorporated, and first African American Baltimore City Councilwoman. She was a native Baltimorean whose contributions sought to improve political participation, economic opportunity and equity for all. […]

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