Designation of Peggy Kimbo Way
Annapolis, MD (5-2-13) Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen announces that friends, family and dignitaries from the City, State, and the United States Naval Academy will celebrate Maryland Ave. having the honorary designation of “Peggy Kimbo Way.” The event will take place on Saturday, May 4, at 9:30 a.m. on Maryland Ave. and will honor the contributions of Ethelda “Peggy” Kimbo to the City of Annapolis.
The unveiling of a street sign at Maryland Ave. and State Circle will be part of a ceremony with Alderwoman Sheila Finlayson serving as emcee. The public is invited to attend. Participants include, Mayor Cohen, House Speaker Mike Busch, Commander Master Chief Evelyn Banks, NAVSEA, Anthony Clarke of Galway Bay, Retired Major General Leo Williams (Class of 1970), Bishop Craig Coates, and Ms. Kimbo's family members.
Ms. Kimbo grew up in the area around Maryland Ave. and worked for decades at the then Little Campus Inn, now Galway Bay. Not only was Ms. Kimbo a favorite of students and others who frequented this long-favorite location on Maryland Ave., she was a mentor and source of support to African-American Midshipmen from the first day at the Academy. Her support and encouragement to the Academy Midshipmen earned her honorary membership in the USNA Class of 1958.
Ms. Kimbo passed away in 2011, and in 2013 Annapolis City Council approved unanimously the honorary naming of Maryland Avenue celebrating her life and legacy.