Hattie Hamilton

Personal Events

Born in Sharptown, Maryland

April 19, 1925

Moves to Berlin, Maryland

1927

Graduates from Lowville High School, Maryland

1942

Rejected from University of Maryland Western Shore

1942

The University of Maryland Western Shore "wouldn't admit blacks."

BA at Morgan State University

1946

First black teacher in Berlin, Maryland

1946 - 1953

Teaches Math and Science in Berlin, Wooster County, Maryland

Vice Principal of Lowville High School, Maryland

1953 - 1970

Masters in Mathematics from Wooster State University

1953

Returns to Sharptown to accompany husband's pastorship

1957

Marries Leroy L. Hamilton

1957

Moves to Philadelphia

1958

Stops attending as delegate to Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

1970

Guidance Counselor at high school in Berlin, Maryland

1970 - 1976

Husband appointed as minister of Tindley Temple

1973

Retires as a guidance counselor

1976

Husband passes away

1986

First black elected to general board of United Methodist Women

1990 - 1994

President for Pennsylvania at the Womens' Division of the Public Board of the Global Ministry, United Methodist Women

Attends the Massachusetts Conference for the Church of the United

1990

Discussion of "'white power'" at the conference.

Aunts pass away

2000

Historical Events

Aunts are active members of Tindley Temple

1950 - 2000

High attendance rate at Hour of Power service at Tindley Temple

1970 - 1980

100 people would be in attendance at noontime.

Telephone Ministry at Tindley Temple

1970 - 1980

Barack Obama elected as first black president of the U.S.

2008