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Saturday Stories: Bertha Hazelton Brooks

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A recent acquisition


Bertha Estelle Hazelton Brooks (1886-1961)

Class of 1903 of the #ColoredHighSchool, located at #PennsylvaniaAve and #DolphinStreet, #BaltimoreMD





Graduated from the #ColoredTrainingSchool, now known as #CoppinStateUniversity

Teacher at #HenryHighlandGarnetSchool103 in 1914-1915, when future #SupremeCourtJustice #ThurgoodMarshall was a student


Also taught at #School112, formerly known as #RobertBrownElliot and eventually renamed #WilliamMAlexander, from 1921-1922


She was a longtime member of #SharpStreetMemorialUnitedMethodistChurch, having joined as a child under the pastorate of #RevDanielWHayes


Before marriage, she resided at #626WestLanvaleStreet and afterwards at #1419ArgyleAvenue, which allowed her to walk to work and church regularly.


The family is interred in historic #MountAuburnCemetery #BaltimoreMD

#CityOfTheDeadForColoredPeople #MountWinans


H/t to Craig Arthur Flinner


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Colorized by #DeOldify

Courtesy of Nanny Jack & Co Archives

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