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Near Prince Frederick in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

W. S. Brooks High School

 
 
W. S. Brooks High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, April 3, 2010
1. W. S. Brooks High School Marker
Inscription. The first public high school for African Americans in Calvert County was opened in 1938 and served until desegregation in 1966. Named for William Sampson Brooks (1865–1934). Born in Calvert County, Rev. Brooks was an advocate of education, 44th Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and author of accounts of his missionary travels in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust ; Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 38° 33.157′ N, 76° 34.321′ W. Marker is near Prince Frederick, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Dares Beach Road (Maryland Route 402) east of Solomons Island Road (Maryland Route 2), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1350 Dares Beach Rd, Prince Frederick MD 20678, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Wallville School (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arthur Storer Planetarium (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Veterans Green (approx. 1.1 miles away); Panic in Prince Frederick
The Former W. S. Brooks High School image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, April 3, 2010
2. The Former W. S. Brooks High School
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Prince Frederick Library “Firsts” (approx. 1.3 miles away); Joseph & James Wilkinson (approx. 1.5 miles away); St. John’s Holiness Church (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Prince Frederick.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,189 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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