Marie Johnson Calloway was born in Pimlico, Maryland on April 10, 1920. Marie Edwards received a teaching certificate from Coppin Teachers College in Baltimore in 1939, her B.A. degree from Morgan State University and M.A. from San Jose State University. During the 1950s she traveled widely with her first husband, Arthur Johnson, an Air Force doctor, and soon settled in San Jose, California where she was hired as the first African American public school teacher. In 1969 she became an assistant professor at both California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and San Jose State University. She is currently living in La Mirada, California with her husband, Dr. Charles Calloway.
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