Source Guide to the Civil Rights Movement

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This guide provides a listing of sources related to the civil rights movement that can be found in the Maryland Historical Society’s collection. This is an updated and expanded list of civil rights related sources found in the Guide to African American Sources. Materials listed relate to the 20th century civil rights movement, segregation, and other related topics such as Pennsylvania Avenue.

Materials include manuscript and photograph collections, books, journals, pamphlets, and oral histories. The general collection contains books both specifically related to Maryland as well as general works on African American history and the civil rights movement. The oral history collection is a particularly valuable resource for the civil rights movement in Maryland, containing interviews with many of the participants.

Please note that this list is not comprehensive (Last updated on 7/3/2012)

Please see the Guide to African American Sources for additional sources on African American history from the 17th century to the 20th century.

General Collection (Books, Pamphlets, Journals)            

Manuscript Collections

Photograph Collections                                                          

Oral Histories

Maryland Historical Magazine


General Collection (Books, Pamphlets, Journals)

The items from the General Collection listed here include books, pamphlets, journals, and items on microfilm. The general collection contains books both specifically related to Maryland as well as general works on African American history and the civil rights movement. 


The African American Experience: personal and social activism in the 19th and 20th centuries

Edited by Karen L.T. Ackerman

Bowie, Md: Heritage Books, 2004.

E 185.6 .A24 2004


African Americans and the living Constitution

Edited by John Hope Franklin and Genna Rae McNeil

Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995.

KF 4757 .A5 A44 1995  


The African American experience: personal and social activism in the 19th and 20th centuries 

Edited by Karen L.T. Ackerman.  

Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 2004.  

E 185.6 .A24 2004


All deliberate speed: reflections on the first half century of Brown v. Board of Education

Ogletree, Charles J. Jr.

New York: W.W. Norton & Co., c2004.

KF 4757 .O35 2004


Almost forgotten  

McClure, James, 1954-  

York, Pa.: York Daily Record: York County Heritage Trust [distributor], c2002.  

F 157 .Y6 M36 2002  


The amalgamation waltz: race, performance, and the ruses of memory

Ochieng' Nyongó, Tavia Amolo.  

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c2009.  

E 184 .A1 O25  


The American Negro, his history and literature: Thirty years of lynching in the United States, 1889-1918.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

New York: Arno Press, 1969.



And grace will lead me home: the ministry of Rev. Marcus Garvey Wood: covering fifty years, 1945-1995

Marcus Garvey Wood.

Baltimore, MD (1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21202): Gateway Press, 1998.

BX 6455 .W66 A3 1998         


An American city in transition: the Baltimore community self-survey of inter-group relations.  

Maryland Commission on Interracial Problems and Relations  

Baltimore, 1955  



"An idea whose time has come": from segregation to integration at Towson State College 1935 to 1973.

Stafford, Ellenor K.

Baltimore: [s.n.], 1973.



Annual report [1924-] Baltimore Urban League (Md.)

[S.l. : s.n., 1924-]



Annual report of the Commission on Interracial Problems and Relations to the Governor and General Assembly of Maryland 

Maryland. Commission on Interracial Problems and Relations [Baltimore, Md.]: The Commission, 1953-[1968].  

E 185.93 .M2 A35  


Apartheid Baltimore style; the residential segregation ordinances of 1910-1913  

Power, Garrett.  

[s.l.] : [s.n.], [n.d.]



Atheneum, NL 7. Studies in American Negro life - The black worker: the Negro and the labor movement

Sterling D. Spero & Abram L. Harris. With a new preface by Herbert G. Gutman.  

New York: Atheneum, 1968 [c1959]  



The Baltimore Elite Giants: sport and society in the age of Negro League baseball

Luke, Bob.

Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

GV 875 .N35 L85                     


Baltimore '68: riots and rebirth in an American city

Edited by Jessica I. Elfenbein, Thomas L. Hollowak, and Elizabeth M. Nix.

Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011.

MF 212 .B336   


Baltimore street map, with each block serially numbered and a rubber stamp "Dept. of Assessments." Internal evidence (e.g. racial segregation in Druid Hill Park, site for anticipated cathedral on north Baltimore street map, with each block serially numbered and a rubber stamp "Dept. of Assessments." Internal evidence (e.g. racial segregation in Druid Hill Park, site for anticipated cathedral on north Charles St., etc.) suggest a date in the 1930's.  

[s.l.] : [s.n.], [n.d.]  

G1274.B2 folio  


Before us lies the timber: the segregated high school of Montgomery County, Maryland, 1927-1960

Warrick S. Hill.  

Silver Spring, MD: Bartleby Press, c2003.  

MF 187 M7 .H55  


Behind the backlash: white working-class politics in Baltimore, 1940-1980

Kenneth D. Durr

Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c2003.  

HD 8079 .B2 D87 2003      


Between justice and beauty: race, planning, and the failure of urban policy in Washington, D.C.

Howard Gillette, Jr.  

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, c1995.  

HN 80 .W3 G55 1995  


Between white and black; the faces of American institutions in the ghetto

Supplemental studies for the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders  

New York, Praeger [1968]  

E185.61 .S94 1968b


Bigotry in the United States

Myers, Gustavus, 1872-1942.  

New York: Random house, 1943.  

BR 516 .M9


The Bill of Rights: a lively heritage

Edited by Jon Kukla; essays by Lawrence Delbert Cress ... [et al.].

Richmond: Virginia State Library, and Archives, 1987.



Blacks and the White House  

Petersborough, N.H.: Cobblestone Pub., 2002.  

E 185 .B53 2002  


The Black Experience in Maryland 

Rollo, Vera A. Foster.  

Lanham, Md: Maryland Historical Press, c1980.  



Black heritage (formerly Negro Heritage)  

Reston, Va.: Sylvestre C. Watkins, Sr., 1977-1982.  



Black power in the suburbs: the myth or reality of African-American suburban political incorporation

Valerie C. Johnson

Albany: State University of New York Press, c2002.

F 187 .P9 J64  


The Black Muslims in America

Lincoln, C. Eric (Charles Eric), 1924-  

Foreword by Gordon Allport.  

Boston: Beacon Press, [1961]  



Black Nationalism  

Essien-Udom, Essien Udosen.  

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962.  



Black odyssey: the story of the Negro in America 

Ottley, Roi, 1906-  

New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1950.  



Black social capital: the politics of school reform in Baltimore, 1986-1998

Orr, Marion, 1962-  

Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, c1999.  

LC 2803 .B35 O77  


Black women in the United States: from colonial times to the 1980's

Gregory, Chester W.  

Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press ; Baltimore, MD (1302 Lincolnwood Dr., 21228) :

Book orders to C.W. Gregory, 2004.  

E 185.86 .G75 2004  


Blockbusting in Baltimore: the Edmondson Village story

W. Edward Orser

Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, c1994.  



Brown in Baltimore: school desegregation and the limits of liberalism

Baum, Howell S.

Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010.

MLC 214.23 B35 B38               


Celebrating a century of service: the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. courthouse 1900-2000

[Baltimore, Md.?: Centennial Committee?, 1999?]

NA 4473 .B2 C4 1999  


A century of "separate but equal" education in Anne Arundel County

Philip L. Brown

New York: Vantage Press, c1988.  



City life--a perspective from Baltimore, 1968-1978

Evans, Paul Fairfax.  

Columbia, Md: C.H. Fairfax Co., c1981.  

F 189 .B145 E9 1981


Civil war on Race Street: the civil rights movement in Cambridge, Maryland

Levy, Peter B.; foreword by Stanley Harrold and Randall J. Miller, series editors

Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2004.

MF 187 .D6 L485 


Chicago University. Population Research and Training Center. Monographs Negroes in cities: residential segregation and neighborhood change

Karl E. Taeuber and Alma F. Taeuber

Chicago: Aldine Pub. Co., [1965]  



Desegregating the altar: the Josephites and the struggle for Black priests, 1871-1960

Ochs, Stephen J.

Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, c1990.



A documentary history of the Negro people in the United States

Aptheker, Herbert, ed. (Preface by W.E.B. Du Bois) 

New York: Citadel Press, [1951]-.  

E185.A58   Main Reading Room


Druid Hill Park: the heart of historic Baltimore

Bowditch, Eden Unger and Anne Draddy

Charleston, SC: History Press, 2008.

MF 242 .D6 B785         


From slavery to freedom: a history of Negro Americans

Franklin, John Hope, 1915-  

New York: Knopf, [1974]  



"Got my mind set on freedom": Maryland's story of black & white activism, 1663-2000

 Mills, Barbara

 Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2002.

 E 185.93 .M2 M55 2002                      


Here lies Jim Crow: civil rights in Maryland

Smith, C. Fraser

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

E 185.93 .M2 S65                    


History of Blacks in Howard County, Maryland: oral history, schooling, and contemporary issues

Cornelison, Alice, Silas E. Craft, Sr., and Lillie Price under the auspices of the Howard County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Columbia, Md. (P.O. Box 662, Columbia 21045): Howard County, Maryland, NAACP, c1986.



The Howard University bibliography of African and Afro-American religious studies: with locations in American libraries

Compiled by Ethel L. Williams and Clifton F. Brown

Wilmington, Del: Scholarly Resources, 1977



In Black America, 1968: the year of awakening

Compiled and edited with an introduction by Patricia W. Romero.  

New York: Publishers Co., [1969]  



International library of Negro life and history: The Negro in music and art

Patterson, Lindsay.  

New York: Publishers Co., [1967]  

XML 3556.P38


Journal of the African American Historical and Genealogical Society

Washington, D.C.: The Society, 1980-1994.  

E 185 .A25  


Journal of Negro history 

Washington, D.C.: Association for the study of Negro life and history.  



A journey through Berkley, Maryland: a tapestry of black and white lives woven together over 200 years at a rural crossroads

Constance R. Beims, Christine P. Tolbert

Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 2003.  

MF 187 .H2 B45


Knights of the razor: black barbers in slavery and freedom

Douglas Walter Bristol, Jr.

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, c2009.  

HD 8039 .B32 U6195  


Leading the Race: the transformation of the Black elite in the nation's capital, 1880-1920

Moore, Jacqueline M., 1965-  

Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1999.  

E 185.93 .D6 M66 1999  


Lion in the Lobby: Clarence Mitchell, Jr.'s struggle for the passage of civil rights laws

Watson, Denton L.

New York: Morrow, c 1990.



Lonely eagles: the story of America's Black Air Force in World War II

Rose, Robert, 1932-  

Los Angeles: Tuskegee Airmen, Western Region, [c1980]  



The negro community of Baltimore

Reid, Ira De Augustine, 1901-1968.  

Baltimore, 1935.  

PAM 11195  


Negro heritage  

Chicago: Sylvestre C. Watkins, 1961-   



Negro history bulletin  

Washington, D.C.: Association for the study of Negro life and history.  



Negroes in cities: residential segregation and neighborhood change

Karl E. Taeuber and Alma F. Taeuber.  

Chicago: Aldine Pub. Co., [1965]  



The Negro in the making of America  

Quarles, Benjamin.  

[New York]: Collier Books, [1969]  



Negro problem solved

O'Neil, Socrate Abelard E.  

Baltimore, Md.: S. A. E. O'Neil, [c1918]  



Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City

Antero Pietila

Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2010.

MF 212.A285


One Hundred and Forty Years of African American Freedom in the U.S.A. God's providential history: 1865-2005

Edited by Leroy Fitts 

Date unknown

PAM 12883 


Papers on inter-racial problems: communicated to the First Universal Races Congress, held at the University of London, July 26-29, 1911

Edited for the Congress Executive, by G. Spiller. London, P. S. King; Boston, World's Peace Foundation, 1911.  

Miami, Fla.: Mnemosyne Pub. Co., [1969]  



Polish-black encounters: a history of Polish and black relations in America since 1619

Joseph A. Wytrwal

Detroit, Mich.: Endurance Press, 1982.  



Round and round together: taking a merry-go-round ride into the civil rights movement

Nathan, Amy.

Philadelphia, PA: Paul Dry Books, 2011.

MF 255 .B19 N458  


Studies in race relations

McManus, Eugene P.  

Baltimore: Josephite Press, 1961.  



Tell all the children our story: memories and mementos of being young and Black in America

Bolden, Tonya  

New York: Abrams, 2001.  

E 185.86 .B633 2001


The shadow of equality: [microform] the Negro in Baltimore, 1864-1911

Paul, William George.


Micro 3324


This American People

Johnson, Gerald W. (Gerald White), 1890-1980.

New York: Harper, [1951]



Toward equality, Baltimore's Progress report: a chronicle of progress since World War II toward the achievement of equal rights and opportunities for Negroes in Maryland

Sidney Hollander Foundation

Baltimore.  [Baltimore, 1960]  

PAM 4511  


Wendell Phillips: a centennial oration delivered at Park street church, Boston, November 28, 1911.

Stafford, Wendell Phillips, b. 1861.

New York: National association for the advancement of colored people, [1911]



Woodholme: A Black Man's Story of Growing Up Alone

Wickham, Dewayne

Farrar, Straus and Giroux Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks, August 2004

E185.97 W615A3

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Manuscript Collections

The links provided below will take you to a finding aid or catalog entry for each collection.

MS 329, William Ellinger Scrapbook, 1915-1919

Newspaper clippings about WW I, with marginal comments by William Ellinger, and including clippings of many "Letters to the Editor" by Ellinger. Also clippings on the revival meetings of Billy Sunday and the "Negro problem" in 1918.

MS 1009, Edwin Warfield Scrapbooks, 1888-1915

Edwin Warfield was a lawyer, Governor of MD 1904-1908, and President of the Maryland Historical Society, 1913-1920. One of the scarpbooks in the collections contains material on the “Negro problem.”

MS 2044, Sidney Hollander Manuscript Collection, 1926-1972

Sidney Hollander was a Baltimore MD businessman, owner of the MD Pharmaceutical Co., who devoted most of his spare time and much of his retirement to volunteer work in the fields of social welfare and social reform. He served numerous private and public philanthropic organizations as an officer and board member and gained prominence on both the local and national welfare scenes. This large collection deals almost exclusively with his long career as a social activist and reformer, a career which spanned 1938-71 and which led Hollander to grapple with a wide variety of American social problems.

MS 2372, Research papers, 1977, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. American Studies Dept.  

Collection consists of 9 family history research papers written for a course given at UMBC entitled "Perspectives on the Family". Four of the papers document the experiences of African Americans in the first half of the 20th century.

MS 2437, Frances Morton Froelicher Collection, 1972-1978

Collection contains five items (1972-78) relating to Mr. and Mrs. Hans Froelicher Jr.'s involvement in the early urban renewal and desegregation efforts in Baltimore (1940s-60s).

MS 2478, Research papers, 1979-1980, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. American Studies Dept.  

Collection consists of nine family history research papers 1979-80 written for a course offered at UMBC entitled "Perspectives on the Family". A few of the papers contain material on African American family life and racial discrimination.

MS 2643, Thomas G. Pullen Papers, 1926-1979

Collection contains correspondence, oral history transcripts, typescripts of speeches and books, and subject files. The bulk of the material concerns Dr. Pullen's contribution to education in MD, especially the desegregation of public schools and the accreditation of the University of Baltimore.

MS 2961, The Papers of Harry S. Cummings, 1866-1997

The collection consists of memorabilia related to the life of Harry Sythe Cummings. Cummings was one of the first two African American men to receive the Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Maryland. He was also the first African American member of the City Council of Baltimore City.

MS 3089, Paul Henderson Manuscript and Ephemera Collection, 1909-1989

Personal papers, correspondence, and publications owned by Paul Samuel Henderson and Elizabeth Johnson Henderson. Paul Henderson was a staff photographer for the Afro-American newspaper until ca. 1945 after which he focused on his freelance photography business. He documented the Baltimore African American community and many civil rights related activities.

MS 3092, Louise Kerr Hines Ephemera Collection, 1942-1993

The collection consists of two boxes of miscellaneous print ephemera that documents African American civic, political, and religious life in twentieth-century Maryland. This material is organized thematically. The majority of items are publications from Baltimore churches, institutions, schools and colleges, and civic organizations and programs from the funerals of prominent African Americans, including Clarence M. Mitchell and Justice Thurgood Marshall. The political material primarily relates to the Democratic Party and African American politicians in Baltimore. Ms. Hines was plaintiff in the Enoch Pratt Free Library suit to integrate training classes in 1943.

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Photograph Collections

The photograph collections listed below contain over 7500 images, many of which are related to the civil rights movement. The Paul Henderson Photograph Collection provides a particularly strong record of the civil rights movement and related subjects.

Paul Henderson Photograph Collection

Paul Henderson was a photographer for the Afro-American Newspaper. His photographs document Baltimore’s African American community during the years 1940-1960. Civil rights related subjects that Henderson photographed include: the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); the Baltimore Urban League; civil rights demonstrations; Pennsylvania Avenue; Morgan State College (now Morgan State University) and more.

PP177, The Childress Photograph Collection

This collection is currently being processed and will be available soon.

PP240, Harry Sythe Cummings Photograph Collection, 1890-1910

Cummings was one of the first two African American men to receive the Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Maryland. He was also the first African American member of the City Council of Baltimore City. The collection includes photographic prints, one etched plate with wood backing, six framed photographs, and postcards.

PP256, Sidney Hollander Photograph Collection, 1920-1980

Sidney Hollander was a Baltimore MD businessman, owner of the MD Pharmaceutical Co., who devoted most of his spare time and much of his retirement to volunteer work in the fields of social welfare and social reform. He served numerous private and public philanthropic organizations as an officer and board member and gained prominence on both the local and national welfare scenes. The collection contains 42 photographs. Includes prints, negatives, and one 35mm slide.

Subject Vertical File (SVF)

Baltimore – Streets – Pennsylvania Avenue, 1956, 1960, 1961, not dated, (ca1950-1960)

Consists of 11 prints relating to Pennsylvania Avenue, the African-American shopping and entertainment district. Most of the images are of the Sphinx Club, one of the nation’s first minority owned membership night clubs. The Sphinx Club was open from 1946 to the mid 1990s

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Oral Histories

The Maryland Historical Society’s collection of more than 1000 oral histories is particularly strong on the civil rights movement and related topics. There are a few individual projects or series that focus specifically on the civil rights movement such as the McKeldin-Jackson Project. Some of these projects are unprocessed; special collections staff hope to have them available for public use soon. There are also many interviews that discuss various aspects of the civil rights movement, segregation, and related topics that are part of projects not specifically focusing on the civil right movement. Links provided below will take you to the specific project page containing inventories of interviews, project descriptions, and other resources.

McKeldin-Jackson Project, 1969-1977

This project consists of 92 oral histories that examine the civil rights era by focusing on the roles played by civil rights pioneer and Baltimore NAACP President Lillie May Jackson and Governor Theodore R. McKeldin. Follow the link above to view a list of the interviewees with summaries, a project description, and other resources.

                       OH 8020, Caroline Ramsay

                       OH 8047, Mildred Momberger

                       OH 8067, Arthur J. Payne

                       OH 8094, Virginia Jackson Kiah & Juanita Jackson Mitchell

                       OH 8095, Juanita Jackson Mitchell

                       OH 8097, Juanita Jackson Mitchell & Viginia Jackson Kiah

                       OH 8099, Peggy Waxter

                       OH 8100, Louis Shub

                       OH 8101, Peter Marudas

                       OH 8102, Robert B. Watts

                       OH 8103, Harry Cole

                       OH 8104, David Glenn

                       OH 8105, Thelma Turner

                       OH 8106, Marshall S. Jones, Jr.

                       OH 8110, Enolia McMillan

                       OH 8111, Earle Poorbaugh

                       OH 8112, David Glenn

                       OH 8113, Marshall Bright, Sr.

                       OH 8114, Clifton Jones

                       OH 8115, Glenn Grossman

                       OH 8116, H. Warren Buckler

                       OH 8117, Louise Kerr Hines

                       OH 8118, Chester L. Wickwire

                       OH 8119, Thomas J. D’Alesandro, III

                       OH 8120, Charles E. Watts

                       OH 8121, Samuel Hopkins

                       OH 8122, Frieda Coleman

                       OH 8123, Esther Lazarus

                       OH 8124, John L. Berry

                       OH 8125, William A. ‘Box’ Harris

                       OH 8126, Virginia Jackson Kiah

                       OH 8127, Edward N. Wilson

                       OH 8128, Marion Bascom

                       OH 8129, Frank L. Williams

                       OH 8130, Thomas M. Hugh

                       OH 8131, Vernon Dobson

                       OH 8132, John R. Hargrove

                       OH 8133, W. George Collins

                       OH 8134, J.E.T. Camper

                       OH 8135, Juanita Jackson Mitchell

                       OH 8136, Leon Sachs

                       OH 8137, Silas Craft

                       OH 8138, Evelyn Burrell

                       OH 8139, Donald G. Murray

                       OH 8140, Elizabeth Murphy Moss

                       OH 8141, Margaret L. Dyer

                       OH 8142, Elizabeth D. Randall

                       OH 8143, Winifred O. Bryson

                       OH 8144, Solomon Liss

                       OH 8145, Verda D. Welcome

                       OH 8146, Lane Berk

                       OH 8147, Troy Brailey

                       OH 8148, J. Marshall Stewart

                       OH 8149, Susie Murphy

                       OH 8150, D. Eldred Rinehart

                       OH 8151, Katherine Rinehart

                       OH 8152, James Hepbron

                       OH 8153, Raymond A. C. Young

                       OH 8154, Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr.

                       OH 8155, Mildred Kemp Momberger

                       OH 8156, Joseph Carter

                       OH 8157, Paul Bailey

                       OH 8158, WBAL Radio Program

                       OH 8159, Tucker D. Dearing

                       OH 8160, Luther H. Stuckey

                       OH 8161, Louis Goldstein

                       OH 8162, Homer Favor

                       OH 8163, Martin D. Jenkins

                       OH 8164, Vernon Naimaster

                       OH 8166, Charles Whiteford

                       OH 8167, Eugene Feinblatt

                       OH 8168, Victor Frenkel

                       OH 8169, J. Millard Tawes

                       OH 8170, Parren Mitchell

                       OH 8171, Milton Allen

                       OH 8172, Walter Sondheim, Jr.

                       OH 8173, David W. Zimmerman

                       OH 8174, Clarence Blount

                       OH 8175, James W. Rouse

                       OH 8176, Lawrence Cardinal Shehan

                       OH 8177, Theodore R. McKeldin

                       OH 8181, Theodore R. McKeldin, Jr.

                       OH 8182, McKeldin-Jackson Project Colloquium

                       OH 8183, Juanita Jackson Mitchell

                       OH 8198, Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr.

                       OH 8209, Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr.

                       OH 8210, William Adams

                       OH 8211, Bowen Kieffer Jackson

                       OH 8212, Nancy Ann Krieger

                       OH 8213, McKeldin-Jackson Project – Background materials

                       OH 8259, Frances Morton Froelicher

                       OH 8282, Theodore R. McKeldin, Jr.


Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Corporate History Project, 1982-1983

This project contains one interview dealing with the civil rights movement. A former manager at BGE, Anton Endler discusses his service as a member of the Maryland National Guard and his experiences during the Cambridge Riots of 1963 and the Baltimore Riots of 1968.

                        OH 8458, Anton Endler

Baltimore Interfaith Series, 1974-1976

Seven of the 23 oral histories in this series contain civil rights related material. Topics discussed in the interviews listed below include segregation, the 1963 Gwynn Oak Park demonstrations, the Baltimore Civil Rights Bill of 1964, and the 1968 Baltimore Riots,

                        OH 8228, Marion Bascom

                        OH 8232, Ellsworth Bunce

                        OH 8223, John Cronin

                        OH 8238, David Glenn

                        OH 8244, Abraham Shusterman

                        OH 8245, Asbury Smith

                        OH 8248, Alfred Starrett

Baltimore Neighborhood Heritage Project, 1978-1982

This collection of over 200 oral histories contains 27 interviews that touch on interviewee’s experiences with segregation. The Pennsylvania Avenue shopping and entertainment district is also discussed.

                        OH 8297.006, Margaret Proctor

                        OH 8297.011, George Mesologites

                        OH 8297.022, Lucy Jane Cox

                        OH 8297.043, Richard Meads

                        OH 8297.059, Coleman Grant

                        OH 8297.070, Mary Proctor

                        OH 8297.084, William Perkins

                        OH 8297.092, John Jackson

                        OH 8297.094, Anonymous

                        OH 8297.098, William Tyler

                        OH 8297.101, Charlotte Harper

                        OH 8297.102, Greg Zorn

                        OH 82987.111, Luther Butler

                        OH 8297.135, James Miller

                        OH 8297.142, Mary Randall

                        OH 8297.145, Bernadine Williams

                        OH 8297.161, Bernard Redd

                        OH 8297.174, Leon Sachs

                        OH 8297.178, Joseph Shields

                        OH 8297.181, Walter Carr Sr.

                        OH 8297.186, Clarence Fairfax

                        OH 8297.188, Benjamin Perry

                        OH 8297.189, Samuel Ware

                        OH 8297.195, Alma Walker

                        OH 8297.196, Carrie Jackson

                        OH 8297.199, George O'Connor

                        OH 8297.204, Ellen Pinter

Oral histories not part of a project or series

Please click on the link above to visit the main oral history page where the following interviews can be located in the numbered inventories. The inventories include biographical information and summaries of each interview.

                        OH 8025, Judge Simon Sobeloff

                        OH 8044, Walter Sondheim, Jr.

                        OH 8074, J. Millard Tawes

                        OH 8075, George L. Radcliffe

                        OH 8092, School Desegregation in Montgomery County, Maryland

                        OH 8203, Wilmer Dehuff

                        OH 8260, Frances Morton Froelicher

                        OH 8298, Louise Kerr Hines

                        OH 8299, Ednade Coursey Johnson

                        OH 8307, Dorothy Coleman Lymas

                        OH 8308, Anita Rose Williams

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Maryland Historical Magazine

The Maryland Historical Magazine, a peer-reviewed quarterly, enjoys one of the largest readerships of any state historical journal in the nation. Over its 104 years, it has developed strong ties to the scholarly community. Despite the distance usually separating local and academic history, the magazine strives to bring together the "professional" and the "popular" to engage a broad audience while publishing serious research on Maryland and the region.

The Maryland Historical Magazine is available online. Click on the link provided to view the articles listed below.


The Desegregation of the University of Maryland

Edward J. Kuebler

Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1976.


Separate and Unequal: The Evolution of a Black Land Grant College in Maryland, 1890 – 1930

John R. and Ruth Ellen Wennersten

Vol. 72, No. 1, Spring 1977.


The National Urban League Comes to Baltimore

Ralph L. Pearson

Vol. 72, No. 4, Winter 1977.


The Formative Years of Maryland’s First Black Postsecondary School

Martha S. Putney

Vol. 73, No. 2, June 1978.


The Black Colleges in the Maryland State College System: Quest for Equal Opportunity, 1908 – 1975

Martha S. Putney

Vol. 75, No. 4, December 1980.


Old West Baltimore

Roderick N. Ryon

Vol. 77, No. 1, March 1982.


The Making of a Baltimore Rowhouse Community: The Edmondson Avenue Area, 1915-1945

W. Edward Orser

Vol. 80, No. 3, Fall 1985.


A Cycle of Race Relations on Maryland’s Eastern Shore: Somerset County, 1850-1917

John R. Wennersten

Vol. 80, No. 4, Winter 1985.


Towards a Roosevelt Coalition: The Democratic Party and the New Deal in Baltimore

Jo Ann E. Argersinger

Vol, 82, No. 4, Winter 1987.


Boom and Bust: The Elite Giants and Black Baseball in Baltimore, 1936-1951

Robert V. Leffler, Jr.

Volume 87, No. 2, Summer 1992.


Wages of War: The Shifting Landscape of Race and Gender in World War II Baltimore

Amy Bentley

Vol. 88, No. 4, Winter 1993.


Everybody Must Get Stoned: The Origins of the Modern Drug Culture in Baltimore Jill Jonnes

Vol. 91, No. 2, Summer 1996


Neither Separate Nor Equal: Foreshadowing Brown in Baltimore County, 1935-1937 W Edward Orser

Vol. 92, No. 1, Spring 1997.


Student Involvement in the Baltimore Civil Rights Movement, 1953-1963

Robert M. Palumbos

Vol. 94, No. 4, Winter 1999.


Spiro T. Agnew and Middle Ground Politics

Justin P. Coffey

Vol. 98, No. 4, Winter 2003.


Spirogate: The Washington Post and the Rise and Fall of Spiro Agnew

Charles J. Holden and Zach Messitte

Vol. 102, No. 3, Fall 2007.


A Catholic Tuskegee: The Cardinal Gibbons Institute, 1922-1933

Nicholas M. Creary

Vol. 102, No. 1, Spring 2007.


“A Veil of Voodoo”: George P. Mahoney, Open Housing, and the 1966 Governor’s Race

Richard Hardesty

Vol. 104, No. 2, Summer 2009


Paul Henderson’s Baltimore, c.1940-1960

Jennifer A. Ferretti

Vol. 105, No. 4, Winter 2010.


“Today U.S. One, Tomorrow the World”: The May 1970 Protests at the University of Maryland, College Park

Damon Talbot

Vol. 106, No. 2, Summer 2011


The Lynching of Howard Cooper

Alexander Ormond Boulton

Vol. 106, No. 3, Fall 2011


The Chauffer and the Candy Maker: The Killing of George Murphy in Baltimore, 1913

John Wesley Young

Vol. 106, No. 4, Winter 2011

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