Elementary Schools

Delegate unveils marker in Catonsville to highlight initial efforts to desegregate Baltimore County schools

Delegate unveils marker in Catonsville to highlight initial efforts to desegregate Baltimore County schools

Catonsville Elementary School was quite different in the early 1930s. For one, the elementary school was a high school, and, in the age of segregation, black students were forbidden to attend.

But this weekend, Del. Charles Sydnor III, Baltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White; Larry Gibson, author of “Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice” and more than 50 others celebrated the school’s history and a pivotal event that occurred more than 80 years ago.

After nearly three years of research and work, Sydnor, who represents areas of Catonsville, Woodlawn and Ellicott City, unveiled a historical marker in front of the school, marking the...

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