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Thelma Daley

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Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Social Activist
School Counselor
Foundation Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Hot Pink, Tangerine
Favorite Food:
Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring, Winter
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Beaches
Favorite Quote:
The World Is As Big As You Make It.

Birthplace

Born:
6/17/1927
Birth Location:
Annapolis, Maryland

Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Social Activist
School Counselor
Foundation Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Hot Pink, Tangerine
Favorite Food:
Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring, Winter
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Beaches
Favorite Quote:
The World Is As Big As You Make It.

Birthplace

Born:
6/17/1927
Birth Location:
Annapolis
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Biography

Thelma Daley was born on June 17th, in Annapolis, Maryland. Attending Bowie State University in Maryland, Daley graduated at the age of nineteen with her B.S. degree. She went on to New York University, earning her M.A. in counseling and personnel administration. More recently, she has received her Ed.D. in counseling from George Washington University.

Daley began her career at the Baltimore County Board of Education, serving as the coordinator for guidance and counseling services. She has also served as a visiting professor at North Central Western Maryland College, the University of Wisconsin and Harvard University. Daley has been active with a wide number of organizations over the years, beginning with her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta. She served as the national treasurer from 1963 to 1967. Daley became national vice president in 1971, and in 1975 she became national president, holding the position for four years. Daley also served as the national president of the American School Counseling Association from 1971 to 1972 and as president of the American Personnel & Guidance Association from 1975 to 1976. She has been active with the United Negro College Fund. Daley is also the national director of WIN, the Women in the NAACP. Currently, Daley and WIN promote knowledge of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and AIDS prevention within the African American community.

By presidential appointment, Daley became the first woman to chair the National Advisory Council on Career Education. She has appeared in Who's Who Among Black Americans and has served on the board of directors of the National Testing Service. Daley and her husband, Guilbert, live in Maryland.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Thelma Daley's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Thelma Daley lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Thelma Daley describes her maternal family history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Thelma Daley talks about her grandparents and her United Methodist upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Thelma Daley describes her mother, Hattie Virginia Randall Thomas
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Thelma Daley talks about how her parents may have met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Thelma Daley talks about her five siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Thelma Daley talks about her father's background, and her family's history of land ownership, pt.1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Thelma Daley talks about her father's background, and her family's history of land ownership, pt.2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Thelma Daley talks about her paternal grandfather, John H. Thomas, a funeral director
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Thelma Daley describes her father's personality and his charter bus business
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Thelma Daley talks about how she learned to be an entrepreneur from her mother
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Thelma Daley remembers selling vegetables at her family's market stand
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Thelma Daley recounts family road trips as a child
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Thelma Daley remembers her grade school years
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Thelma Daley talks about her social life in grade school as well as a "catastrophic" moment in Latin class
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Thelma Daley talks about her favorite subject and her decision to attend Bowie State College in Bowie, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Thelma Daley describes her father's charter bus company which also bused elementary school children in Anne Arundel County, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Thelma Daley describes influential teachers during her grade school years
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Thelma Daley tries to recall some of her extracurricular activities in high school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Thelma Daley talks about why she attended Bowie State College in Bowie, Maryland
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Thelma Daley recounts her experience at Bowie State College in Bowie, Maryland
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Thelma Daley talks about her activities as a student at Bowie State College in Bowie, Maryland
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Thelma Daley describes how she became a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Thelma Daley describes her family's influence on her civic involvement and personal development
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Thelma Daley compares Bowie State University and New York University, and talks about the distinguished professors at NYU
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Thelma Daley talks about why she waited to pursue a doctorate and her marriage to Guilbert Daley
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Thelma Daley makes a quick comment about her marriage to Guilbert Daley
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Thelma Daley talks about how exercising kindness was important to her
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Thelma Daley talks about her acquaintance with Fannie Lou Hamer, her friendship with HistoryMaker Dorothy Height, and her philosophy as a leader
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Thelma Daley talks about the Wednesdays in Mississippi project led by HistoryMaker Dorothy Height and Polly Cowan
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Thelma Daley talks about the establishment of the Pig Bank in Mississippi by Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Thelma Daley remembers Fannie Lou Hamer's funeral
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Thelma Daley talks about her contributions to the American School Counselor Association and the American Counseling Association
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Thelma Daley describes her work to combat racism and sexism in the American School Counselor Association and the American Counseling Association
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Thelma Daley talks about how she worked to effect change from within different organizations
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Thelma Daley talks about the highlight of her professional career
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Thelma Daley talks about her leadership roles in the black community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Thelma Daley describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Thelma Daley talks about the strength of counseling in the schools
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Thelma Daley talks about the role that school staff can play in systemic issues in the community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Thelma Daley talks about her involvement in various organizations
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Thelma Daley talks about her love of cooking and her personality
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Thelma Daley reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Thelma Daley talks about what she would do differently
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Thelma Daley describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Thelma Daley narrates her photographs