Nova A. Scott, a retired Baltimore public schools educator who became the first African-American woman to serve on the Howard County Commission on Aging, died Wednesday of complications from an infection at Howard County General Hospital.
She was 86.
"Nova was always very low-key. She never talked about what she was doing, she just did it, and she did lots of good during her life," said Betty S. Brown, a retired Baltimore public schools educator and a friend for more than 50 years.
The daughter of a master carpenter and a homemaker, Nova Marie Teresa Anderson was born the fourth of nine children and was raised in Jackson, Miss., where she graduated in 1944 from...