The subject of this episode didn’t just break through one glass ceiling. She took care of three with intellect and determination. Rita C. Davidson was the first woman to serve Maryland’s cabinet. She was the first to serve on the intermediate appellate court. And she was the first to serve on our state’s highest course, fulfilling her life-long dream and serving our citizens to great ends.
In 1917, Baltimore native Lucy Diggs Slowe won the first-ever championship match held by the newly established American Tennis Association, becoming the first African American woman to win a national championship in any sport.