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Catonsville in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Civil Rights Milestone

 
 
A Civil Rights Milestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, January 5, 2019
1. A Civil Rights Milestone Marker
Inscription.  On September 10, 1935, Black students Lucille Scott and Margaret Williams were denied admittance to Catonsville High School. NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall filed suit. Although they lost the case, Maryland's Court of Appeals acknowledged that a system of racially separate schools inherently allowed "some inequalities." This concept later proved decisive in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the landmark 1954 case, also argued by Marshall, in which the U.S. Supreme court declared racial segregation in schools unconstitutional.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducationWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is September 10, 1935.
 
Location. 39° 16.091′ N, 76° 43.822′ W. Marker is in Catonsville, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Bloomsbury Avenue south of Bloomingdale Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Along the grounds of Catonsville Elementary School. Touch for map
A Civil Rights Milestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, January 5, 2019
2. A Civil Rights Milestone Marker
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 Bloomsbury Avenue, Catonsville MD 21228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Catonsville Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Catonsville (approx. 0.3 miles away); 6-Mile Marker on the National Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Castle Thunder (approx. half a mile away); Catonsville Nine (approx. half a mile away); Baltimore Regional Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rolling Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Streetcar Era in Catonsville (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catonsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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