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Esther McCready, 89, UMSON’s First African-American student, dies (access required)

Esther E. McCready, DPS (Hon.), DIN ’53, the first African American to gain admittance to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), died Sept. 2 after a lengthy illness. She was 89. In 1950 at only 19 years old, McCready pursued a Maryland Court of Appeals decision after UMSON originally denied her admission. Earlier, the ...

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