Mayor Kurt Schmoke grew up in Baltimore and attended Yale, Oxford, and Harvard before being elected the first African-American mayor of the city. As mayor, he is known for his progressive and effective policies, although Moore points out that he also struggled to address some of Baltimore’s more enduring social problems. A Rhodes Scholar, Schmoke encourages Moore to apply for the scholarship while Moore is an intern at his office.
Mayor Kurt Schmoke Character Timeline in The Other Wes Moore
The timeline below shows where the character Mayor Kurt Schmoke appears in The Other Wes Moore. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3: Foreign Ground
The narrative jumps back to Wes, who has moved neighborhoods once again. Kurt Schmoke has recently been elected the first African-American mayor of Baltimore; a graduate of Baltimore public... (full context)
Chapter 8: Surrounded