Congratulations to Sara Patenaude, a history PhD candidate who entered the program this spring, for winning the Joseph L. Arnold Prize for Outstanding Writing on Baltimore's History in 2011.
The winning entry is entitled "Playing Fair: The Fight for Interracial Athletics in Baltimore," and was a chapter from Ms. Patenaude’s M.A. thesis at University of Maryland – Baltimore County. The paper was praised as “a vivid reminder of the world of legal racial segregation.”
Further details about this award, and a copy of the winning paper, can be found on the Baltimore City Historical Society web page.