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Harry C. Black Chair in History

BlackHarryHARRY C. BLACK had been chairman of the board of the A. S. Abell Company, which published the Baltimore¬†Sunpapers, for more than 25 years when he died in 1956. The A. S. ABELL TRUST, created by his estate, endowed this professorship in his memory. Milton S. Eisenhower, then president of Hopkins, commented that the professorship “memorializes a great citizen of this city and the nation.” The Black family had a long history of philanthropy at Johns Hopkins, beginning in 1922 when the estate of H. Crawford Black, Harry Black’s father, created a fund to underwrite medical care for employees of his mining company.