The History of the African American Studies Major at Towson

Flyer advertising weeklong program about Black Studies from 1970 yearbook

Allyn Lawrence is a Student Researcher for the Unearthing Towson’s History Project, a collaboration between the History Department and the Special Collections and University Archives. A senior History major, Allyn worked over the summer of 2021 to research and investigate Towson’s history of diversity. Her research focuses on the African American Studies Major that once

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A Woman’s Place is in the Gym or on the Field: Mary Elizabeth Roach

A couple years before Donald “Doc” Minnegan joined the faculty at the Maryland State Normal School [MSNS] at Towson, another Physical Education teacher was already in place. A young woman with dark hair and dimples, 20-year-old Mary Elizabeth Roach was often mistaken for another student. The students in 1926 referred to her as “Our Faculty

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