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Beyond the Sunset Research Guide

Margaret Brent

  • Lived from 1601-1671
  • Requested for the right to vote - for two votes - in front of the Assembly in the St. Mary's Colony
  • Businesswoman, landowner
  • Governor Leonard Calvert granted her executor of his will
  • Never married


Margaret Brent Hall

  • Houses philosophy and religious studies departments
  • Was moved from the historic side of St. Mary's City to close to the Campus Center in 2011

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Other Namesakes

  • Margaret Brent Middle School in Helen, MD
  • SMCM DeSousa-Brent Scholars Program
  • University of Maryland Margaret Brent Hall
  • Margaret Brent Exhibit at St. Mary's City & St. John's Site Museum
  • Jones Point Park , VA historical marker
  • The Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award established by the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession
  • Historical highway marker in Virginia, along historic Route 1
  • Margaret Brent Elementary School in Stafford, VA
  • In first group of women inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame