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A Message of Inclusion, A History of Exclusion – Racial Injustice at the Peabody Institute.pdf
"A Message of Inclusion, A History of Exclusion: Racial Injustice at the Peabody Institute" is a paper examining Peabody's exclusion of African-American students. With a focus on the years 1924-1968, the paper also reflects on more recent efforts to…

Because of her race, soprano Anne Wiggins Brown was not allowed to enroll at the Peabody Conservatory as a college student in 1928, and enrolled at Juilliard instead. In 1998, she received the George Peabody Medal for her contribution to music in…

In 1943, the Baltimore Adult Activities Council held a roundtable discussion at the Enoch Pratt Library, addressing the topic of racial prejudice and how to teach children in a way that would lead to better race relations.

On October 18, 1949, Peabody’s Board of Trustees discussed the admission of Paul A. Brent to the Conservatory after each member had cast their vote by letter over the preceding months. Despite William L. Marbury’s expectation that the Board would be…

This page from the 1940-1941 Peabody Preparatory Daybook lists recipients of Carnegie Scholarships. Students from Douglass High School, a black high school before integration, are listed separately from the students enrolled at other Preparatory…

After several years of listing Douglass High School students separately from students enrolled at other Preparatory campuses, the title was changed to “Negro Schools.” This makes it clear that these students were separated in this categorization…

Students in the Summer Youth Project participate in a choir rehearsal in North Hall (now Leith Symington Griswold Hall).

In January of 1954, Reginald Stewart mentioned the idea of opening a branch of the Conservatory at Douglass High School for African-American students. Peabody President William Marbury, Preparatory Dean Leah Thorpe, and Baltimore City School…

Reginald Stewart received this inquiry from Katherine J. Lane regarding the Preparatory’s policies on accepting African-American students. He then wrote to William Marbury saying, “This is obviously a test letter. I should like to have your opinion…

The same week that Brown v. Board of Education was decided, Kenneth Hjelmervik, Director of Music Education in the Baltimore Public Schools, wrote to Virginia Carty asking for help accommodating several African-American students in need of a teacher.…
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