Eloise K. Richardson


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The first African American columnist for the Capital Newspaper and the first African American librarian in the integrated Anne Arundel County Public Library System.

Dr. Faye W. Allen


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Dr. Faye Watson Allen was the first African American female physician to practice medicine in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Charlestine R. Fairley, Ph.D.


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The first African American female to lead an institution of higher education in Anne Arundel County Maryland, serving as the full-time dean and director of Sojourner-Douglass College, Annapolis Campus, from 1993 to 2015.

Carol S. Parham, Ph.D.


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The first African American and first female Superintendent of the Anne Arundel County Public School System from 1993 to 2001.

Patsy B. Blackshear, Ph.D.


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The first African American female appointed to the Anne Arundel County, Maryland Board of Appeals.

Hon. Elizabeth S. Morris


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Became the first African American woman to serve as a judge for the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on October 17, 2018, serving as only the third black judge in the court’s history.