The author of a book on Warren Dorsey at the Historical Society Box Lunch Talk
Folks have asked where this article may be found: Time Flies: The author of a book on Warren Dorsey spoke at the Historical Society Box Lunch Talk on Feb. 21
Time Flies: The author of a book on Warren Dorsey spoke at the Historical Society Box Lunch Talk on Feb. 21 The talk (began) promptly at noon Feb. 21 in Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church; 21 Carroll Street, Westminster February 17, 2017 by Kevin Dayhoff http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/columnists/features/ph-cc-dayhoff-021917-20170216-column.html
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, scientist, and teacher Warren Gamaliel Dorsey was the topic of the Historical Society of Carroll County’s popular Box Lunch Talk series. Dorsey is a celebrated Carroll County native son who rose above poverty and segregation to become an author, a patent holder, a microbiologist at Fort Detrick in Frederick and later in life a teacher and school principal.
According to information provided by the Historical Society, “96-year-old Warren Dorsey, the grandson of a slave, grew up poor in Sykesville during the 1920s and ’30s. [On Tuesday, local historian] Jack White will conduct a casual interview with Warren to discuss his slave grandmother, his parents, and the many challenges he overcame during his struggle to educate himself and escape poverty, as chronicled in Jack’s book, ‘In Carrie’s Footprints.'”
Last year, on March 21, 2016, I had the pleasure of spending the evening with good friends at the 24th annual Human Relations Commission awards dinner to honor the amazing life and work of Dorsey. As an aside, the Human Relations Commission has selected Rev. Marty Kuchma, pastor of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, as the 2017 Human Relations award recipient which will be presented at the annual dinner March 27.