In Memoriam: Mary T. Christian, 1924-2019


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Mary T. Christian, professor emerita at Hampton University, died on November 11. She was 95 years old. Dr. Christian was a native of Hampton, Virginia, and graduated from Phenix High School on the campus of Hampton Institute, now Hampton University. While raising a family she worked in the university’s laundry. Dr. Christian earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Hampton University. She went on to obtain a master’s degree in speech and drama at Columbia Univerity in New York and a Ph.D. n elementary education at Michigan State University. Dr. Christian’s teachi...