Education

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.

Ida Elizabeth Asbury born


Ida E. Asbury

*Ida Elizabeth Asbury was born this date in 1869. She was an African American musician and teacher.

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Tuskegee founder Lewis Adams born


Lewis Adams

*Lewis Adams was born on this date in 1842. He was a Black businessman, educator and public policy administrator.

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The National Pan-Hellenic Council begins

*On this date in 1930, The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) was formed.

They are a permanent organization on the campus of Howard University, in Washington, D.C. (NPHC) is an umbrella organization for nine historically black, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. Each of the nine NPHC organizations evolved during a period when African-Americans were being denied essential rights and privileges afforded other college students.

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Jean Blackwell Hudson born


Jean lackwell Hutson

*Jean Blackwell Hutson was born on September 7, 1914. She was an African American librarian and researcher.

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North Carolina Central University opens

*On this date in 1910, we celebrate to opening of North Carolina Central University. This is one of the many Historical Black Colleges and Universities in America.

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Martin Freeman born


Martin Freeman

*The birth of Martin Freeman in 1826 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black educator, and administrator.

From Rutland, Vermont, Martin Henry Freeman graduated from Middlebury College as Salutatorian in 1849. In 1854, he was appointed Professor at the Allegheny Institute near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which later became Avery College. Here, he gained a great following in mathematics and science. Freeman was appointed President of the school in 1856, the first Black man to hold the position of College President in America.

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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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