Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center

1101 Smithville Street
Annapolis, MD 21401



The Wiley H. Bates Center, Inc will honor and give substance to the contributions of the founder, faculty, staff and students of Wiley H. Bates High School, which operated for over thirty years as the only high school for African American students in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. The historical, cultural and educational center will collect, preserve present, interpret and make available for research its holdings in order to provide insight and perspective on the roles of education, economic opportunity and service for African American citizens of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Located in what was once a segregated community, this nonprofit institution will serve as a touchstone for understanding and renewal for the area.

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