Florice Ann Holmes (1923-1944)

Abstract/Description: She was the daughter of two prominent Black educators of Durham. Her father, Charles Ludwul Holmes (M.A. University of Michigan, 1929) taught Spanish at North Carolina College; her mother, Florice Johnson Holmes (M.A. University of Michigan, 1934) was assistant principal and dean of girls at Hillside High School. The family lived on Formosa Street. Florice Ann Holmes graduated from Palmer Memorial Institute, and North Carolina Central before enrolling as one of only a few Black students at the University of Michigan Medical School. She died in an accidental drowning at the young age of 20, and a scholarship in her name continues to help women in the medical school buy books and instruments.
Subject(s): Durham County (N.C.)
Date Created: 1940s