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African American History at UMB

Today, Diversity is one of the seven core values identified in the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Strategic Plan.  According to the Diversity Statement on the Core Value’s site, “The University is committed to a culture that is enriched by diversity and inclusion, in the broadest sense, in its thoughts, actions, and leadership.”  These values are reflected in the current student demographics of UMB. Unfortunately, diversity and inclusion was not always a value held by the university. In 1807, the College of Medicine was founded in Baltimore, establishing the University of Maryland.  As was the case with many institutions at this time, students tended to be white males from in or around Baltimore or Maryland. Continue reading

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