New President At Coppin State; Wilma Rudolph's Story Retold; Maryland's Historical Path
Coppin State University has a new president. Maria Thompson is the first woman to lead the school in its 115-year history. We ask her how she plans to help the struggling, Historically Black Institution.
Then, Olympic track star Wilma Rudolph was born to a large family in rural Tennessee. She contracted polio when she was 4, but overcame it to become the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field at an Olympic Games. We dive into her story, which will be told as part of the Maryland Humanities Council’s Chautauqua series this summer.
Plus, 260 years ago, a British General blazed a path through Western Maryland on his way to Pittsburgh. We learn how that path is still reflected in the countryside today.