Parlett Longworth Moore Sr., 93, a principal at two segregated Rockville secondary schools who in the mid-1950s became a college president in Baltimore, died Jan. 8 at Mariner health care center in Silver Spring. He lived in Baltimore and had dementia.
Dr. Moore worked at the old Lincoln High School from 1938 to 1950. For the next six years, he worked simultaneously as principal at the old George Washington Carver High School and was dean of the segregated George Washington Carver Junior College, which became part of Montgomery College.
From 1956 to 1970, he was president of Coppin State College in Baltimore.
Dr. Moore was born in Wetipquin, Md., and graduated from Howard University in 1930 with a bachelor's degree in education. He received his doctorate degree in education from Temple University in 1952.
He was a principal of St. Clair High School in Cambridge, Md., in the 1930s.
He was on the board of directors of the National Conference of Christians and Jews and a member of the Masons.
His hobbies included hunting and fishing.
His wife of 64 years, Thelma Crawford Moore, died in 1998.
Survivors include two sons, Parlett Jr., of Hyattsville, and Daniel C., of Baltimore; a sister, Jessie Mitchell of Baltimore; and five grandchildren. His daughter, Thelma Smith, died in 1996.