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Arthur Washington - Allegany

Arthur Washington Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


The integration of public schools in Allegany County began with the fall school term of 1955. Arthur Wendell Washington was among over a half-dozen of the first blacks to graduate from Allegany High School in 1956. Arthur was a member of the band, choir, glee club, orchestra, and as depicted in this photo, the dance orchestra. He also played baseball. He was in the General educational curriculum.

Arthur had attended Carver prior to transferring to Allegany High School. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Air Force and spent 20 years or more in the Air Force before retiring. He lived in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

Arthur's obituary can be found at Arthur Washington


Photograph and text: The 1956 Allegewi, yearbook of Allegany 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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