Jan 31

Madeline Wheeler Murphy – Writer, Activist & Advocate for the poor

Biography: Madeline Wheeler Murphy (1922-2007), the second of three children of the late Arthur E. Wheeler, Sr., and the late Madeline (née Hall) Brooks, was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. She was educated in the Wilmington public schools and she graduated from Howard High School where she was valedictorian. She matriculated […]

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Jan 30

Walter P. Carter – ‘The Martin Luther King of Maryland’

Walter Percival Carter (1923-1971) was a civil rights activist and a central figure in Baltimore’s civil rights movement, organizing demonstrations against discrimination throughout Maryland. A hospital, an elementary school, a recreation center, a college library and a day-care center in Baltimore are named for him. Carter was the seventh of nine children born to Carrie […]

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Jan 30

Parren Mitchell – Maryland’s First Black Congressman

Parren James Mitchell (1922-2007) was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 29, 1922, to Clarence M. Mitchell and Elsie Davis Mitchell. Though their street address was an alley, Mitchell, his brother Clarence, Jr., and sisters Elsie and Anna Mae were all strivers. Mitchell attended Garnet Elementary School, Booker T. Washington Junior High School, and graduated […]

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