I was reading the Bay Weekly and read the article A History-Maker’s Take on Women’s History Month. In the article, there was a list of women who achieved “firsts” in Annapolis. I would like to shed light on another “first” in Annapolis. Her name is Sydney Barber, a 21-year-old Black woman of Lake Forest, Illinois, who will be the first U.S. Naval Academy’s first Black female brigade commander. She will break one of the final leadership barriers in the Annapolis, Md., school’s 175-year history. She will lead midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy.
–Dolores Sesker-Jones, Owings
Correction: In my letter on Hedy Lamarr, I said Cleopatra was the movie she starred in… it was Samson and Delilah in 1951. Also, the hall of fame science foundation is the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
–Ellen Moyer, Annapolis