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.

The Schomburg Center opens

*On this date in 1905, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture opened. This is a research library of the New York Public Library (NYPL) and an archive repository for information on people of African descent worldwide.

Thelma Mothershed, Member of the Little Rock Nine


Thelma Mothershed

*Thelma Mothershed was born on this date in 1940. She is an African American educator and community activist.

Morrison Warren built bridges through education


Dr. Morrison Warren, 1966

*Morrison Warren was born on this date in 1923. He was an African American educator, activist and administrator.

From Marlin, Texas Morrison Fulbright Warren was raised in the neighborhood of 12th street and Abbot in Phoenix, AZ. He was valedictorian of the 1941 graduating class of Phoenix Union Colored High School, which had 17 students.

The Hungerford School opens


the Hungerford School

*The Hungerford School’s establishment in 1889 is celebrated on this date. Modeled after Alabama's Tuskegee Institute, the Eatonville, Florida school was named after Dr. Robert Hungerford, a white physician living in Maitland who had been teaching reading and writing to local black men.

Charles Blockson, Historian and Author


Dr. Charles Blockson

*Charles Blockson was born on this date in 1933. He is an African American educator, historian and author.

Educator, William Hansberry born


William Hansberry

*William Hansberry was born on this date in 1894. He was an African American educator and scholar.

Martin D. Jenkins, educator and more


Martin D. Jenkins

*Martin D. Jenkins was born on this date in 1904. He was an African American educator and administrator, known for his pioneering work in the field of education.

The Hygienic School opens


The Hygienic School
Class of 1910

*The opening of the Hygienic School in 1880 is celebrated on this date. This was a school for Black opened during American Reconstruction.

Started in Steelton, Pennsylvania the Hygienic School received its name from its location on Hygienic Hill, at Bailey Street between Adams and Ridge Streets. Steelton newspaper editor Peter Sullivan Blackwell conceived of the school as a way to provide a quality education for the African American community's children and give employment for Black schoolteachers, who could not teach in white schools.

Scholar, Lawyer and Author Randall Kennedy born


Randall Kenedy

*Randall Kennedy was born this date in 1954, in Columbia, South Carolina, He is an African American Law professor and author.

North Carolina Central University founded

*This date in1910 celebrates the first classes commencing at North Carolina Central University (NCCU).