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Stephen H. Long

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Stephen H. Long

Birth
Maryland, USA
Death
13 Sep 1921 (aged 56)
Pocomoke City, Worcester County, Maryland, USA
Burial
Pocomoke City, Worcester County, Maryland, USA Add to Map
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Prof. Stephen H. Long
Defender of Education

Stephen H. Long was born in 1865 and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. He began his teaching career in Somerset County, and eventually became the principal of the Pocomoke Grammar School on Bank and Fifth Streets.

In 1914, he became the first African-American school supervisor in Worcester County. Long initiated several model programs for African-American youth, including a home economics course and extended education for older children who were no longer required to attend school.

He was murdered on September 13, 1921 for his efforts to ensure that orphan boys used as farm labor received the education to which they were entitled. Long was buried in Hall's Hill Cemetery.

A service organization, the Stephen H. Long Guild, Inc. was formed in 1980 to provide financial assistance for the education of African-American youngsters.

Source: Worcester County Maryland Library, African-American Heritage tour
Prof. Stephen H. Long
Defender of Education

Stephen H. Long was born in 1865 and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. He began his teaching career in Somerset County, and eventually became the principal of the Pocomoke Grammar School on Bank and Fifth Streets.

In 1914, he became the first African-American school supervisor in Worcester County. Long initiated several model programs for African-American youth, including a home economics course and extended education for older children who were no longer required to attend school.

He was murdered on September 13, 1921 for his efforts to ensure that orphan boys used as farm labor received the education to which they were entitled. Long was buried in Hall's Hill Cemetery.

A service organization, the Stephen H. Long Guild, Inc. was formed in 1980 to provide financial assistance for the education of African-American youngsters.

Source: Worcester County Maryland Library, African-American Heritage tour

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  • Created by: Olive's Branch
  • Added: Oct 20, 2013
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/119028661/stephen_h-long: accessed ), memorial page for Stephen H. Long (Apr 1865–13 Sep 1921), Find a Grave Memorial ID 119028661, citing Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pocomoke City, Worcester County, Maryland, USA; Maintained by Olive's Branch (contributor 47633047).