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Many contributed to Morgan's success

E.R. Shipp's commentary on Morgan State University's growth as well as reminders of what happened in and around Morgan is much appreciated, especially by one who was witness to Morgan's growth in the 1950s and 1960s ("Moving on by moving up," Dec. 5).

I taught history at Morgan from 1955 until 1967, and one thing I think was missing from the article is giving credit to the remarkable leaders who were responsible for Morgan's growth and increasing reputation. Among those who need to be mentioned are Morgan's president, Martin D. Jenkins, the nationally-recognized author and historian Benjamin Quarles, and the nationally-recognized collector of African art James E. Lewis.

Morgan had strong leadership, a dedicated faculty and a student body who knew why they were at Morgan. Some of them became leaders in their communities, such as Robert M. Bell, now chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, or Cynthia Neverdon-Morton, chair of the history department at Coppin State University. And there are, I am sure, many more who left their mark creating a better society.

Armin Mruck, Reisterstown

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