Verda Welcome Politician

Verda Freeman Welcome (18 March 1907 - 22 April 1990) was an American teacher, civil rights leader, and Maryland state senator. Welcome was the first black woman to be elected to a state senate. She spent 25 years in the Maryland legislature and worked to pass legislation which enforced stricter employment regulations and discouraged racial discrimination. Verda Welcome was born on a small farm in Lake Lure, North Carolina. In 1929, she moved to Baltimore, and graduated from Coppin State Teachers College 3 years later. Welcome received a bachelor's degree in history from Morgan State College in 1939, and completed a master's degree in history at New York University in 1943. Between 1934 and 1945, Welcome taught at public schools in Baltimore.She was also a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. In 1958, Welcome was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates to represent the Fourth District of Baltimore City, becoming the first black woman in the position, which she held for three years. Elected to the Maryland State Senate in 1962, she was the first black woman in the United States to be elected to hold a state senate seat. In April 1964, Welcome survived an assassination attempt;

Personal details

Date of birth
March 18th, 1907
Date of death
April 22nd, 1990 at age of 83


1. Coppin State University Colleges/University

Coppin State University is a historically black college located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is part of the University System of Maryland. . The University is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Type Public school
Institution colors
2500 West North Avenue, 21216 - Baltimore, Maryland
2010. 3,298
2009. 3,301
2010. 502
Acceptance rate
2010. 54.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 5.73 K $
2010. 5.55 K $
2009. 5.44 K $
2008. 4.98 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Coppin State University connected by profession and/or age

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2. New York University Colleges/University

New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian research university based in New York City, USA. NYU's main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the largest private nonprofit institutions of American higher education.

Type Private university
2012. 2.83 bil. $
2011. 2.75 bil. $
Institution colors
70 Washington Sq South, 10012 - New York City, New York
2012. 22,498
2011. 20,815
2010. 22,097
2009. 21,759
2012. 18,557
2010. 21,700
Acceptance rate
2014. 34.0 %
2013. 35.0 %
2011. 30.0 %
2010. 32.0 %
Local tuition
2012. 43.2 K $
2010. 37.9 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended New York University connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1908., Politician
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b. 1912., Politician
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