For further information on segregated schools and desegregation in Montgomery County Public Schools, see the following links and/or sources:






  • Desegregation timeline: Montgomery County, MD Schools. Compiled by Sharyn Duffin and Eileen McGuckian for the Montgomery County Historical Society, January 2013.



In addition to the above, the following sources were used in compiling this exhibit:


  • Clarke, Nina H. and Lillian B. Brown. History of the Black Public Schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1872-1961. Vintage Press: New York, NY, 1978.
  • Hill, Warrick S. Before Us Lies the Timber: The Segregated High School of Montgomery County, 1927-1960. Bartleby Press: Silver Spring, MD, 2003.
  • Jewell, E. Guy. From One Room to Open Space: A History of Montgomery County Schools from 1732 to 1965. Montgomery County Board of Education: Rockville, MD, 1976.
  • McEwan, Peggy. “Historic Schoolhouse Holds Stories from County’s Past“.  Gaithersburg: Then and Now, 2004. 
  • Montgomery County Archives; Gaithersburg, Maryland. Record Group 16: Oral Histories. Records Title: Margaret Taylor Jones (1971). Transcript, Box 3, Folder 2.
  • Montgomery County Archives; Gaithersburg, Maryland. Record Group 17: Personal Papers. Records Title: The Papers of Edith Throckmorton. Series III: Other Organizations. Box 5, Folder 1: Longview Elementary School Faculty Minute Book, September 1955-June 1958.
  • Peerless Rockville: Integration resources.
  • Sween Research Library, Montgomery History. Schools: Integration, Vertical Files.
  • Sween Research Library, Montgomery History. Oral History Collection Transcripts: Nina Honemond Clark (2003), Doris Hackey (2004), Rose Kramer (1999), Geneva Mason (1975), Edith Throckmorton (1977).
  • Wagner, Arlo. “Black teacher recalls Montgomery struggle,” Washington Times, April 16, 1987.


This exhibit was conceived, researched, and created by Sarah Hedlund, Archivist/Librarian for Montgomery History.

Special thanks to Ralph Buglass for consultation and photos.


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