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Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center

The Legacy Continues for Wiley H. Bates High School

Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center

The Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center and Memorial are part of a $27 million dollar complex called The Wiley H. Bates Heritage Park which opened in a public celebration, September 2006. The Legacy Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Wiley H. Bates High School, formerly (1932 to 1966) the only high school for African Americans in Anne Arundel County. It is a unique cultural arts heritage center displaying historical documents and collections that preserve the African American experience.


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The world in its very heart admires the stern, determined doer: It sees in him its best sight, its brightest object, its richest treasure. Drive right along then; in whatever you undertake consider yourself amply sufficient for the deed and you will succeed.

—Wiley H. Bates



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