Esther McCready

Esther McCready

Esther McCready is a retired nurse and teacher who desegregated the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 1950. The case was filed in 1949 in Baltimore City Court by National Association for the Advancement of Colored People lawyers Charles Hamilton Houston and Donald Gaines Murray . After the court sided with the university, the case went to the Maryland Court of Appeals where it was argued by Houston, Murray, and Thurgood Marshall The lower court’s ruling was overturned by the Maryland Court of Appeals and McCready began classes on September 5, 1950. Wikipedia*

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Esther McCready has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2012 Forum.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 1953 - Present Graduate, School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore Videos: 1

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