Learn About Women from University of Baltimore’s History

In celebration of Women’s History Month, UB Special Collections & Archives is highlighting some of the many important and influential women from right here in Baltimore and University of Baltimore. Today, learn about the writing of UB graduate, Carol Boston Weatherford.

Welter, 1981. Courtesy of University Archives, UB Special Collections & Archives.

Carol Boston Weatherford is an award winning author, poet, essayist, and critic who earned her Master of Arts in Publication Design in 1982 right here at the University of Baltimore. Among her impressive bibliography of published works is the novel, Becoming Billie Holliday, and the poem Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. Each of these works highlights inspirational historical figures admired by Weatherford and revered in Baltimore. Weatherford continues her work today, educating through her writing and providing a literary voice of recognition to Black American youth.

While attending the University of Baltimore, Weatherford contributed to our very own literary publication, Welter, during her time here. UB Special Collections and Archives keeps many digitized versions of these publications in our digital exhibits. You can find poetry written by Weatherford (then Carole Boston), in the 1981 edition of Welter in our archives finding aid database.

Below we are featuring her works, “I’m Made of Jazz” and “Make Me a Man,” from the 1981 Welter publication:

“I’m Made of Jazz” by Carole Boston, 1981, Welter. Courtesy of University Archives, UB Special Collections & Archives.


“Make Me a Man” by Carole Boston, 1981, Welter. Courtesy of University Archives, UB Special Collections & Archives

To access this edition of Welter as well as the rest of our collection of Welter and other student publications, please visit our UB History Exhibit online: Student Journals.

Or check out more editions of Welter and other publications with the full finding aid for the Student Publications Collection from our University Archives collections

And don’t forget to celebrate Women’s History Month with more resources from RLB Library

Today’s blog post was written by Tom Dettling, UB undergraduate student and UB Special Collections & Archives assistant. He is pursuing a degree in the Simulation and Game Design major with a minor in Creative Writing.

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