Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Wiley H. Bates: His Educational Legacy
A devoted community advocate, Bates believed that education and enterprise were the keys to African American advancement. He assisted others in starting businesses, founded the Bates Kindergarten, and lobbied for the reconstruction of the Stanton Colored Public School.
Bates' vision for education culminated in the establishment of an Annapolis Colored High School on this site. He helped organized the community effort and his gift of $500 to the Stanton PTA helped secure the purchase of this land. With the dedication of this school in his name, Wiley H. Bates was given an enduring place of honor in Annapolis history.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 38° 58.51′ N, 76° 30.68′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Smithville Street 0.1 miles east of South Villa Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 Smithville St, Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this Wiley H. Bates (here, next to this marker); Wiley H. Bates: The Man (here, next to this marker); Bates: The Community Commitment (a few steps from this marker); Bates: The Center of Community Life (a few steps from this marker); Original Bates Flagpole (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to the Wiley H. Bates Memorial Courtyard (a few steps from this marker); Weeping Cherry Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); John Snowden Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.