Former Baltimore schoolteacher & UNCF Chair Martha Allen celebrates her 100th birthday

Former Baltimore schoolteacher & UNCF Chair Martha Allen celebrates her 100th birthday

BALTIMORE -- WBFF -- There was a celebration in Baltimore on Saturday which took 100 years to achieve.

At a party, the Mayor and dozens of others celebrated Martha Allen's 100th birthday. Allen spent 25 years teaching Elementary School in Baltimore and later chaired the United Negro College Fund.


She was married to the late Milton Allen, who was the first black State's Attorney in Maryland. On her 100th birthday, she wasn't without some advice.

"My advice is to be a friend to everyone. And don't pick out special people that you ought to be friendly with. Be friendly to everyone. And you'll never regret it because they remember that and they will be a friend to you."

Allen graduated from Frederick Douglass High School back in 1936 and Coppin State University two years later.

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