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Roumania also earned a master’s in physical education from New York University. In 1957 she married James Walker, a Tuskegee University math professor who saw her photo in a newspaper. The pair had one son, James George, and one daughter, Frances Della. Roumania was a Washington school teacher and taught tennis to poor children in the city.

The sisters were inducted into the Tuskegee Hall of Fame in 1977. On Oct. 24 of this year, Rose Park was officially renamed the Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker Tennis Courts.

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Little Known Black History Fact: Margaret and Matilda Roumania Peters was originally published on BlackAmericaWeb.com

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