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William “Little Willie” Adams and Victorine Quille Adams

Baltimore Black History

 
 
William “Little Willie” Adams and Victorine Quille Adams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2017
1. William “Little Willie” Adams and Victorine Quille Adams Marker
Inscription. As a young man, William Adams worked as a “numbers runner,” then owner of Little Willie’s Tavern. Eventually he emerged as West Baltimore’s leading businessman and a major investor in black-owned businesses. In 1935, Adams married Victorine Quille. Over the next forty years, they became important community leaders. Vicotrine played a key role organizing black voters in the 1940’s, served as the first African-American woman on the Baltimore City Council, and mentored a generation of black women in Maryland politics.
 
Location. 39° 17.591′ N, 76° 39.017′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Pulaski Street. Touch for map. This marker is located on a brick post at the entrance of 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. Lillie May Carroll Jackson & Juanita Jackson Mitchell (a few steps from this marker); Mary Rosemond and the Movement Against Destruction (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph H. Lockerman and the Coppin Normal School (within shouting distance of this marker); The Maddox Family and Time Printers (about 300 feet away,
William “Little Willie” Adams and Victorine Quille Adams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2017
2. William “Little Willie” Adams and Victorine Quille Adams Marker
measured in a direct line); Mother Lange and the Oblate Sisters of Providence (about 300 feet away); The Arabbers (about 400 feet away); The Murphy Family and The Afro-American (about 400 feet away); Clarence and Parren Mitchell (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 157 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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