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Sunderland in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Harriet Elizabeth Brown

 
 
Harriet Elizabeth Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, November 6, 2007
1. Harriet Elizabeth Brown Marker
Inscription.  During the period of racially segregated education, elementary school teacher Brown enlisted the N.A.A.C.P. and attorney Thurgood Marshall to challenge the inequity of separate salary scales for public school teachers based on race. Her case was settled with the Calvert County Board of Education on December 27, 1937, and was the turning point for salary equalization in the state of Maryland.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Historical Trust series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 27, 1937.
 
Location. 38° 40.434′ N, 76° 35.786′ W. Marker is in Sunderland, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is at the intersection of Solomons Island Road (Maryland Route 2) and Pushaw Station Road, on the right when traveling north on Solomons Island Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 Pushaw Station Road, Sunderland MD 20689, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Harriet Elizabeth Brown Marker along State Road 2 at Pushaw Station Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 7, 2010
2. Harriet Elizabeth Brown Marker along State Road 2 at Pushaw Station Road
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are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First All Saints Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); All Saints Episcopal Church (approx. one mile away); Calvert County (approx. 2.7 miles away); A County in Ruin (approx. 2.7 miles away); Railroad Bed (approx. 2.7 miles away); Forest Edges (approx. 3 miles away); Watershed (approx. 3 miles away); Tree Canopy (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunderland.
 
Mt. Hope Community Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, November 6, 2007
3. Mt. Hope Community Center
This building is the former Mt. Hope Elementary School, where Mrs. Brown worked as a teacher and principal.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,604 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on February 21, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1. submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 7, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 5, 2022