50 Years of Boys' Latin Black Alumni

2019 is a monumental year for Boys' Latin as we ring in our 175th school year! What makes it even more special is that it is also the 50th anniversary of our first graduate of color.

In the spring of 1969, Dr. Stephen E. Wright graduated from Boys' Latin as our first black alumnus. 50 years later, our school has grown in students, campus size, and diversity. Our Alumni Association created the IDEA Committee to cultivate and support our minority alumni and students, which led to the creation of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Boys' Latin Black Alumni event that was held on February 7th in the Julian S. Smith Alumni House. It was a remarkable evening! See below for additional information, photos from the event, and learn more about the IDEA Committee. 
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Thank You!

On Thursday, February 7th, we enjoyed an amazing evening in the Alumni House. The atmosphere in the room was electrifying and over 180 people attend the night's celebration! The remarks made by Dr. Stephen Wright '69 and Madame Terry Howell were both special and inspiring.
On behalf of the Boys' Latin IDEA Committee, Alumni Association, and the Development Office, we would like to say thank you to everyone who attended this historic event here on Lake Avenue. This would not have been such a success without our guest's support of Madame Howell and Dr. Wright. Boys' Latin's core values are courage, compassion, and integrity, but with that also comes community, inclusion, and leadership. True to our motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be rather than to seem), these values were displayed throughout the evening.
Once again, thank you for attending the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Boys' Latin Black Alumni.

Alumni IDEA Committee

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Alumni IDEA Committee is to strengthen the involvement and engagement of minority alumni, provide support to current underrepresented students, and enhance an accepting campus culture.

Vision Statement: The Alumni IDEA Committee will promote a genuine sense of belonging for all members of the Boys’ Latin community by leveraging the diversity of thought, life experiences and cultural identities to foster a more inclusive learning environment. We will advance the importance of having a diverse student body, staff and faculty that supports academic excellence and scholarship that benefit our global citizenry.


Founded in 1844, Boys’ Latin School of Maryland is an all-boys private school serving boys in grades K-12. World-class faculty, challenging academics, and character development remain the hallmarks of a Boys’ Latin education. We equip young men with 21st-century skills; that is why we actively teach critical thinking, collaboration, leadership, problem-solving, integrity, and compassion. The outcomes speak for themselves: Boys’ Latin graduates attend top colleges and universities and are prepared for the real world and ready to make a difference.
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