Evelyn J. Chatmon spent the first 30 years of life in Baltimore when it was racially segregated by law. Following the changes in those laws she navigated in a society unwilling to behave as if all people were created equal. Ms. Chatmon served as Assistant School Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Baltimore County. She was also responsible for writing school curriculum for 15 years and was instrumental in creating the first in-service courses for teachers and administrators to understand and address diversity. During that time she was also part of a team responsible to deescalate intense racial situations in area high schools. In addition, Ms. Chatmon helped to create and served as host for a school system talk show called School Talk Live. She received a certificate from Maryland Institute College of Art for completing their Continuing Studies Photography Program and has been widely acknowledged for excellence in the art.