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John Wormack - Fort Hill

John Wormack Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Depicted at the very top of this circa 1956 Fort Hill High School basketball team photograph is John Wesley Wormack. As a Junior, John was the only black on the varsity Fort Hill High School football team. This was out of 35 players, plus coaches and managers. As seen here he is the only black depicted on the varsity basketball team as well. This would make him one of the first, if not the first black to play these two varsity sports at Fort Hill. The 1956 Sabre did not depict any blacks on the varsity baseball or track teams.

John graduated from Fort Hill in 1957 and along with being a member of the school's basketball and track teams was characterized in the 1957 yearbook as, "always laughing."


The 1957 Sabre, yearbook of Fort Hill High School.

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Allegany County, Maryland

African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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