Mildred Gore Stansbury

Mildred Gore Stansbury earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bluefield State College.  She received her Master’s degree in Guidance Counseling after completing graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and North Carolina A&T University.  Mrs. Stansbury, originally from West Virginia, came to Harford County in 1947 as an English Teacher and Librarian at Havre de Grace Colored High School.  She later became an English teacher at Aberdeen High School until her retirement.

Mrs. Stansbury was the first African-American elected to a political office in Harford County in 1964.  She was known as a “pioneer” and “trail-blazer” in Harford County.  A strong and dynamic visionary, she was also inspirational in getting other African-Americans to run for political office in Harford County. While in office, she designed the coat of arms for the city and worked to change the designation of the small streets populated largely by blacks from “alleys” to “lanes”. Her crowning achievement while in public office was her effort to get approval for the building of Somerset Manor, a federally subsidized housing for low-income residents.  Mrs. Stansbury once said, “That was my proudest moment.  At the time, people lived so poorly and it was good to see them finally have a decent place to live.”

In addition to her work in school, politics and with her sorority, Mrs. Stansbury was a member of the Harford County Tuberculosis Association, Harford County Beautification Committee, Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation board, governmental study commission for the county, real estate appraisers, Harford County Foster Care Review Board and a life member of the NAACP.

On Oct 20, 1997, Mrs. Stansbury was designated as a Harford County Living Treasure by the Harford County Government. 

On April 24, 1982, Mildred Gore Stansbury and 18 members established the Xi Delta Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®.  These visionaries wanted to expand the legacy of the sorority’s founders by providing service to the residents of Harford County.  The road was not easy and required perseverance, dedication and endurance.  On April 30, 1999, Xi Delta Omega Chapter recognized Mrs. Stansbury as a Charter Member with 50 years of active membership and “service to all mankind”.

   Sara E. Roye 

Mrs. Sara E. Roye graduated from Howard University, Washington, D.C. in 1923 where she became a member of the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®.  She was a high school teacher in West Virginia for several years before moving to Havre de Grace, Maryland with her husband in 1930.  In 1953, she joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church and served faithfully as a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Missionary Circle. 

Mrs. Roye was also very active in other organizations in the community.  She was a member of the United Choral Ensemble, the National Retired Teachers Association, Howard University Alumni, and the Peace and Harmony Council #1 of Baltimore, Maryland.

Mrs. Roye was a Charter Member of Xi Delta Omega Chapter.  At the time of her death, she had been a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® with 70 years of active membership and "service to mankind".


  Doris. G. Carey 

  Mrs. Doris G. Carey was initiated into Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® at St. Paul’s College, Lawrence, Virginia in December 1960.  Soror Carey, along with 18 other Sorors, became a Charter Member of Xi Delta Omega Chapter in April 1982.  During her tenure with the Chapter, she served on many committees and held several offices.  She continues to be active in the Sorority and serves as the chair of the Connection Committee.

In addition to her work in the Sorority, she was elected as a member of the Harford County Democratic Central Committee.  At present, she serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Hosanna Community House, Inc., the first Freedman’s school in Harford County.  She was also appointed by the Governor to serve as a Board of Trustee Member for Harford Community College.  She serves as secretary of the Joppa/Joppatowne Community Council and is a Life Member of the NAACP. In 2016, Mrs. Carey was inducted in the Harford County Public Schools Education Hall of Fame.

Mrs. Carey is a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®.  In 2011, she celebrated 50 years of “service to all mankind” and continues to be a proud member of Xi Delta Omega Chapter.

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