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Frederick Douglass

Students honor 100-year-old teacher

Students honor 100-year-old teacher

It isn't unusual for students to remember the impact a teacher had on them well into adulthood, but on Saturday, many students of former Baltimore music teacher Lucille Marcus Brooks had an unusual opportunity to tell her — more than a half-century after they sat in her classroom.

About 150 people, including many former students, packed Union Baptist Church to celebrate 100 years of Brooks' life, three-quarters of which she has devoted to grooming some of the region's finest musicians.

Brooks' students who graduated from Dunbar, Carver and Lake Clifton high schools have continued her legacy of music in more than a half-dozen city churches, Baltimore County...