Victorine Quille Adams

#AmericanArchivesMonth #VictorineQuilleAdams (April 28, 1912-January 8, 2006)

#MarylandWomensHallofFame (2020)




Dedicated to Aaron Simpson


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She was the only African American and only woman on the #PALMA (Pennsylvania Avenue Lafayette Market Association) Committee.


On July 28, 1935, she married #WilliamLittleWillieAdams.


In October 1946, Victorine organized The Colored Women's National Democratic Campaign Committee of Maryland in the Blue Room of the #YorkHotel. She also served as the General Chairman.


In 1966, she was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates. Adams resigned a year later and won a seat on the #BaltimoreCityCouncil, becoming the first African American woman to do so.


In essence, Little Willie couldn't have been as successful without this quality, strong woman with him.

Victorine Q. Adams is featured in the forthcoming book, Images of America: Old West Baltimore (#ArcadiaPublishing, November 9, 2020). Preorder now on Arcadia Publishing's website and

Barnes and Noble.

This is part of a much larger Victorine Q. Adams collection within the Nanny Jack & Co Archives.

All items are courtesy of Nanny Jack & Co Archives


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