Reese is buried at St. John's in the Village Church, 3009 Greenmount Ave,
Waverly, Baltimore, MD 21218 .
Mary Pat Clarke, who represented District 14 on the Baltimore City Council,
reading Lizette Woodward Reese poems during Baltimore’s Doors Open 2018 celebration at
St. John’s in the Village
Photo: Joe Stewart
While singing the praises of a lovely little lady a great fear haunts me lest my effort prove unworthy of her genius. Henry L. Mencken ranked Miss Reese with Edgar Allan Poe, and well he may, for he is not alone in his high tribute. Amy Lowell said that “her ‘Tears’ was as fine a sonnet as any by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.”
detail from the 1869 Sachse Print indicating with a red oval,
Indicating the site of the Colored High School (1888) where
Lizette Woodworth Reese taught from 1896-1901
A description of the Baltimore Colored High School at its opening in 1888
Baltimore Sun, October 11, 1888
The homes in the neighborhoods in which Lizette Woodworth Reese lived a large portion of her adult life. Recently, thanks to the efforts of Joe Stewart, among others, Miss Reese, who received
an honorary doctorate for her poetry from Goucher College, has been admitted
into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame.
 One of the many preservation undertakings of Joe Stewart, former president, secretary, and board member of the Baltimore City Historical Society, was to memorialize the life and contributions of Waverly born Lizette Woodworth Reese. This revised essay first published in the Gaslight of the Baltimore City Historical Society is published here in his honor for his years of service to the cause of Baltimore History. On Thursday, May 20, 2021, the Baltimore History Evenings presented: Parole Femine: Words and Lives of the Woman's Literary Club of Baltimore, by Jean Lee Cole which included references to founding member Lizette Woodworth Reese. The papers of the Women’s Literary Club of Baltimore are to be found at https://loyolanotredamelib.
 from 1870 to 1887 David Reese, carpenter, Lizette’s father?, is listed as living at 392 Harford Avenue in East Baltimore (City directories).
 Alexander Wirth, Complete Bibliography of Lizette Woodworth Reese, 1937, available on line at http://catalog.hathitrust.
 Her removal from her post at the Colored High School in 1901 was undoubtedly a painful experience for which she has left no known reflections. It was a long-time goal of the Black community to have all Black teachers at Baltimore City’s segregated “colored’ schools which they achieved at the Colored High School on Saratoga in 1901. See the complaints in the Sun about the removal of the white teachers and the mention of Lizette Woodworth Reese as one of the 13 who would no longer be permitted to teach there: “Where will it end?,” Baltimore Sun,May 11, 1901.
 “Sixteen Got Certificates,” Baltimore Sun, June 23,1900.
 Another graduate of the Colored High School was Katie Locks. According to the family historian, Mary Katherine Locks (1882-1959), was the granddaughter of John W. Locks, a prominent mortician. She married John Wesley Woodhouse. To date no one has undertaken class histories of the known graduates of the colored high school, or for that matter, individual biographies.