AbstractToday, Diversity is one of the seven core values identified in the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Strategic Plan. Unfortunately, diversity and inclusion was not always a value held by the university. In 1807, the College of Medicine was founded in Baltimore, establishing the University of Maryland. As was the case with many institutions at this time, students tended to be white males from in or around Baltimore or Maryland. It took over 80 years for the first African Americans to be accepted at the school.
DescriptionContent written for the HS/HSL News, a blog for the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The post tells the history of African American students at UMB. It highlights the struggles these students had to overcome to graduate from the school from the late 19th century to the 20th century.
The post was written as the introduction to a series of posts for Black History Month, February 2020.
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Black History Month
Maryland Commission on Scholarships for Negroes
McCready, Esther E.
Stewart, Donald W.
Cummings, Harry S., 1866-1919
University of Maryland, Baltimore
University of Maryland at Baltimore
African American history
African American History Month
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