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Hilbert D. Stanley

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
ReligionMakers
Occupation(s):
Education Administrator
Church Leader
High School Principal

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Gold, Purple
Favorite Food:
Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
None
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Italy
Favorite Quote:
God is Omnipotent.

Birthplace

Born:
2/24/1931
Birth Location:
Cambridge, Maryland

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
ReligionMakers
Occupation(s):
Education Administrator
Church Leader
High School Principal

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Gold, Purple
Favorite Food:
Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
None
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Italy
Favorite Quote:
God is Omnipotent.

Birthplace

Born:
2/24/1931
Birth Location:
Cambridge
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Biography

Hilbert Dennis Stanley, an educator, was born on February 24, 1931, in Cambridge, Maryland. He attended the all black Robert Moton School. Although he was not sure if he could afford college, with a gift from his mother and grandfather, he was able to go on to Morgan State University. He excelled in school, earning a B.S. degree in biology in 1952 and an M.S. degree in science in 1972. Stanley went on to Wayne State University in Detroit, and in 1978 earned an Ed.D. in administration and supervision.

Stanley taught science, but soon became a high school principal at Edmondson High School. He also served as principal at Lake Clifton Senior High School and Southwestern High School. As an urban area administrator, Stanley's assignments included system reorganization and decentralization, desegregation, drug abuse leadership training, and career development programs. He also served from 1981 to 1984 as the director of human services and education liaison officer to the Mayor of Baltimore, William Donald Schaefer. In 1993, Stanley retired from the Baltimore City Public Schools and became an instructor part time at Morgan State University. He has remained loyal to his alma mater, serving as the president of the National Alumni Association and also as its treasurer. He has guided the improvements in procedures and practices in the Alumni Office management, created new positions, and has been helpful in renovating and making available a building to house alumni operations. Under his leadership, he expanded the newspaper, developed an investment portfolio, and took fiscal responsibility of the budgetary issues. Stanley now serves as chair of the Board of Trustees of the MSU Foundation.

Stanley has served as director of development for the NAACP Baltimore Branch ACT-SO Program. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Baltimore City Historical Society. As an extension of his interest in educational activity and civil rights, Stanley became involved in the concerns of African American Catholics. From 1991 to 2002, Stanley was executive director of the National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC). With some three million Catholics of African descent in the U.S., the NBCC provides leadership and programs aimed at raising the consciousness of the Church to the history and cultural values of African Americans. Pope John Paul II appointed Stanley as a Knight of St. Gregory the Great. Stanley played a key role in the construction of "Our Mother of Africa Chapel" at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The canonization by Pope John Paul II of St. Josephine BAKHITA, the first African woman, took place at the Vatican in 2000, and was attended by a pilgrimage organized by Stanley. A relic of St. BAKHITA was placed in the altar at the "Our Mother of Africa Chapel."

Stanley was an R.O.T.C. graduate and served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He now resides in Baltimore.

He is a widower and has a son, a daughter, and several grandchildren.

Hilbert D. Stanley was interviewed by The Historymakers on March 6, 2004.

Mr. Stanley passed away on February 12, 2010.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Hilbert D. Stanley's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Hilbert D. Stanley lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about his immediate family members
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about his relationships with his parents and paternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about his paternal grandmother's religious background and his grandparents' house in Easton, Maryland
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Hilbert D. Stanley describes Maryland's Eastern Shore at the mid-20th century
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about the history of Robert Russa Moton High School in Easton, Maryland
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about his maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Hilbert D. Stanley describes his earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Hilbert D. Stanley describes his childhood neighborhood in Easton, Maryland
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about his grandmother's emphasis on education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Hilbert D. Stanley describes Easton, Maryland at the mid-20th century
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Hilbert D. Stanley explains why he majored in biology at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about fellow students and teachers from Easton, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about his extracurricular activities in high school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about his college preparedness
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about his extracurricular activities at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Hilbert D. Stanley considers the history between Morgan State University and the City of Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about student activism at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Hilbert D. Stanley outlines his career in Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Hilbert D. Stanley shares advice he gave students as a teacher in the Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Hilbert D. Stanley describes the NAACP ACT-SO Program
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Hilbert D. Stanley describes his emphasis on career preparation as an administrator in Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Hilbert D. Stanley explains how he became executive director of the National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC)
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about the Mother of Africa Chapel at the National Shrine in Washington, D.C. and his papal appointment
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about the history of the National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC)
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Hilbert D. Stanley explains the mission of National Black Catholic Congress
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Hilbert D. Stanley describes Our Mother of Africa Chapel at the National Shrine in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about Saint Josephine Bakhita
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about working on his Ed.D. degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about his pilgrimage to Vatican City for the canonization of Josephine Bakhita in 2000, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about his pilgrimage to Vatican City for the canonization of Josephine Bakhita in 2000, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Hilbert D. Stanley talks about projects which he has been involved with since his retirement
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Hilbert D. Stanley reflects upon his role as an educator
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Hilbert D. Stanley describes his hopes for the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Hilbert D. Stanley considers his greatest achievements
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Hilbert D. Stanley expresses gratitude for his good health
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Hilbert D. Stanley describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Hilbert D. Stanley shares his advice for future generations
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Hilbert D. Stanley explains the importance of history
  • Tape: 4 Story: 12 - Hilbert D. Stanley reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 13 - Hilbert D. Stanley narrates his photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Hilbert D. Stanley narrates his photographs, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Hilbert D. Stanley narrates his photographs, pt. 3