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Mother Lange and the Oblate Sisters of Providence

Baltimore Black History

 
 
Mother Lange and the Oblate Sisters of Providence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2017
1. Mother Lange and the Oblate Sisters of Providence Marker
Inscription. Born in Haiti in 1784, Elizabeth Clovis Lange immigrated to Baltimore where she taught children of French-speaking black immigrants. In 1829, she formed the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the nationís first black Catholic order, and guided it through the challenges of discrimination, poverty, and anti-Catholic violence. Before her death in 1882, Mother Lange helped the Oblate Sisters open schools around the nation. The school she founded in West Baltimore still operates as Saint Frances Academy on Chase Street.
 
Location. 39° 17.585′ N, 76° 38.943′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Payson Street. Touch for map. The marker is on a brick post at the entrance to a parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lucille Clifton (a few steps from this marker); Clarence and Parren Mitchell (a few steps from this marker); The Maddox Family and Time Printers (a few steps from this marker); The Arabbers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Royal Theater & Pennsylvania Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Violet Hill Whyte: Baltimoreís Lady Law
Mother Lange and the Oblate Sisters of Providence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2017
2. Mother Lange and the Oblate Sisters of Providence Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Murphy Family and The Afro-American (within shouting distance of this marker); William “Little Willie” Adams and Victorine Quille Adams (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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