Celebrate Black History
As we “Sankofa Look”at our history, we encourage you to look at some persons that have contributed to our history. Dig deep into the story of some of these persons.
- Fact: Before he wrote the acclaimed novel Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison served as a cook in the Merchant Marines during World War II.
- Fact: Lewis Howard Latimer drafted patent drawings for Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone while working at a patent law firm.
- Fact: African-American fashion designer Ann Lowe designed the wedding dress of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the bride of future President John F. Kennedy.
- Fact: A serious student, Condoleezza Rice entered the University of Denver at the age of 15 and earned her Ph.D. by age 26.
- Fact: NFL player John Williams won the Super Bowl as part of the Baltimore Colts before he eventually quit the league to become a dentist.
- Fact: Record sales from musician and singer Nat King Cole contributed so greatly to Capitol Records’ success during the 1950s that its headquarters became known as “the house that Nat built.”
- Fact: On February 28, 1998, Dr. Leah E White lead her congregation as they marched from a store front located at 2000 E. Chase Street to their new 300 seat sanctuary in the Remington Community of Baltimore, Maryland. She is the first female to be called to pastor a Baptist Church in Baltimore City.