Features Black educators, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Black faculties, teachers, professors, Black fraternities and sororities. Presented are biographies of men and women, some uneducated, with H.S. diplomas, Bachelor degrees, master?s degrees, and PhD's who became scholars, administrators, superintendents and leaders.

Jewish Prof's and HBCU's

*April 8th 1933 celebrates the beginning of European Jewish relationships with African Americans on HBCU campuses.

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Arthur McWatt born

Arthur McWatt

*Arthur McWatt was born on this date in 1926. He was an African American educator, author, activist and administrator.

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Educator Marva Collins born

Marva Collins

*Marva Collins was born on this date in 1936. She is an African-American educator and administrator.

From Monroeville, Alabama Marva Nettles Collins received her early education in Atmore, Alabama. This environment had segregated school system with very few resources for African-American students. Eventually, Collins attended Clark College in Atlanta and, after graduation, returned to Alabama. She taught for two years in the Alabama school system before moving to Chicago. It was there that she worked in the public school system for fourteen years.

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The Sturgis One-Room School opens

*The opening of the Sturgis One-Room School is celebrated on this date in 1900. Originally located on property owned by William T. Sturgis, this was an assembly built as a one-room school for Black Americans.

The first graduating class was in the year 1921, and the school was closed in 1937 having the name of McMillan School. William Sturgis lived there after the school closed; later the building was no longer occupied or used. It was moved from its original location, approximately seven miles south of Pocomoke City near Brantley Road, to the corner of Front and Willow Streets.

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The Glass Hill School opens

*The Registry celebrates the opening of the Glass Hill School on this date in 1887. This was one of many primary education schools for Blacks during Reconstruction.

Founded in Wicomico County, Maryland the school was originally identified simply as “ Col'd,” School, an abbreviation used for "Colored" School. The school was abandoned and was scheduled for demolition when Jim Jackson purchased and moved it to Pittsville, MD in 1900. After restoration it became a shop called Schoolhouse Collectibles. The present location is 7915 Maple Street Pittsville, MD.


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Vincent Harding born

Vincent G. Harding

*Vincent Harding was born on this date in 1931. He was an African American historian, author and educator.

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Josephine Leavell born

Joesephine Leavell

*Josephine Leavell was born on this date in 1855. She was an African American pianist, organist and music teacher.

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Freeman Hrabowski born

Freeman Hrabowski

*Freeman Hrabowski was born on this date in 1950. He is an African American administrator and educator in biochemistry.

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Princess Anne Academy begins

Princess Anne Academy, Class of 1894

*This date in 1886, marks the origin of Princess Anne Academy. This was one of the schools for Blacks that paved the way towards America’s many Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Founded as the Delaware Conference Academy, it can be found in Princess Anne on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, this school was organized by Morgan College.

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Phi Sigma Pi fraternity founded

*On this date in 1916, Phi Sigma Pi fraternity was founded at Central Missouri State University; founded by E.L. Hendricks, C.A. Phillips, and C.H. McClure.

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