Remembering and Honoring Ethel T. Overby

Remembering and Honoring Ethel T. Overby

In our search for the “unsung heroes” of the Brookland Park community, we stumbled upon the autobiography of Mrs. Ethel T. Overby.  Below are excerpts about her life that demonstrate just how extraordinary she was and why we have chosen to begin our story with her...
Ethel T. Overby and the Counter Resistance

Ethel T. Overby and the Counter Resistance

“Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” – Earl Warren, May 17, 1954. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that prohibited segregation in public education, Brown v. Board of Education. As we shared in Part 1, “Ethel Overby and Citizenship,” in our...