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Release Date: 2/12/2019
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Interim Superintendent recognized as a Baltimore County “first"

Event part of Baltimore County’s Black History Month celebrations

TOWSON, MD – After being honored as the First African American Female (Interim) Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, Verletta White asked all the children in attendance to come forward, and she addressed her remarks to them, reminding them of their potential and that there is no telling what firsts they will achieve.

White’s award was presented by The Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Inc., Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks, and Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival, Inc. County Executive John Olszewski was among the elected officials present who thanked White for her educational leadership. The presentation was made at an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 9, held at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Catonsville.

For the past 15 years, The Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Inc., and the Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival, Inc., have recognized African American Firsts in Baltimore County.

Saturday’s event also featured a presentation on Black Migrations, honoring the legacies of Benjamin Banneker, Patrick Miles, Maxine Beatrice Baker, and Marvin Russell Lett.

A highlight of the afternoon was the performance of Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing, known as the black national anthem, by Morgan Bank, a student from Woodlawn High School (White’s alma mater).

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