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Mary Louise Pope and Patricia Ann Hurt - Allegany High

Students at Allegany High Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Mary Louise Pope (left) and Patricia Ann Hurt (right) graduated from Allegany High School in 1956 and were among the first black students to graduate from Allegany High School following the integration of the public schools in September 1955. Both were in the General course of studies and as portrayed in this photograph, were members of the All-Maryland Chorus.

Mary Louise Pope later became Mary Louise Jones and is described in detail elsewhere on this website. She was born in 1938 and passed away in 2007. At the time of her passing Mary Louise Jones was serving as the Supervisor of Social Studies and Director of Support Services for the Allegany County Board of Education.


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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