In Memoriam: Sharon Tolbert-Glover, 1940-2018


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Sharon Tolbert-Glover, a longtime advocate for African American education in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, has passed away at the age of 78. When Tolbert-Glover was only 15 years old, she became a nun at the convent of the Servites of Mary in Illinois. When she was assigned to a parish in suburban Chicago, the all-White congregants refused to accept her, causing her to resign from the order. She then enrolled at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Tolbert-Glover went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College, a master’s degree from the University at Buffalo of the...