3rd Annual Civil Rights Symposium

Posted by Al Hathaway Monday, March 29, 2010

Union Baptist Church's Cultural Arts Ministry sponsored the 3rd Annual Civil Rights Movement Symposium: The Church, The Community, The Song. Part I featured a panel discussion. The top row depicts the moderator Ms. Evelyn Chatmon, Ms. Joann Jolivet, and Ms. Shirley Basfield Dunlap left to right. The panelist left to right are Mr. Stan Stovall, Ms. Esther McCready, Dean Phoebe A. Haddon, and Lt. Junior Grade DeCarol Davis.


Mr. Stan Stoval, co-anchor WBAL 11 News at 5, began the youngest TV news anchor many years ago at the age of 18. Ms. Esther McCready was the first African American to attend the University of Maryland School of Nursing. First denied she was represented by Charles Hamilton Houston, Donald Gaines Murray and Thurgood Marshall. On April 14, 1950 the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled in her favor and her admission opened the way for African American's to attend the School of Nursing, its other professional schools, and College Park. Dean Phoebe Haddon became the ninth dean of the University of Maryland School of Law on July 1, 2009. She became the first African American Dean of the Law School. Lt. Junior Grade DeCarol Davis graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2008 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. She was the first African American to serve as valedictorian of the Coast Guard Academy.

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