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.

Harold Delaney, a dedicated science educator


Dr. Harold Delaney

Harold Delaney was born on this date in 1919. He was an African American scientist and educator.

He was born in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Rev. William Y. High School in Providence, RI, in 1936. In 1941, Delaney received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Howard University, the same school from which he received his M.A. in 1943.

A beacon of learning, Fayetteville State University

The founding of Fayetteville State University (FSU) in North Carolina in 1867 is celebrated on this date. It is one of over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America.

Central State University founded in Ohio

Central State University was founded on this day in 1887 in Ohio. It is one of more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America.

CSU’s history begins with its parent institution, Wilberforce University. It was established at Tawawa Springs, Ohio, and affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church. It is one of the oldest Black-administered institutions of higher education in the nation.

One of Georgia's finest campuses, Fort Valley State University

The founding of Fort Valley State University (FVSU) in 1895 is celebrated on this date. It is one of over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America.

NAAPID, a day for family bonding!

*This date from 1995, observes National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID). Inspired by the Million Man March, it was created to encourage parents to begin practicing the goals of NAAPID; they are:

*Promote African American parent involvement in their child's education.

*Promote and provide strategies for African American parents and students to take full advantage of the educational process at all levels of the educational system (preschool through post secondary).

Michael Eric Dyson, writer, minister and scholar


Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson was born on this date in 1958. He is an African American educator and writer.

The Rhodes Scholarship and African America

*The Rhodes scholarship is celebrated on this date in 1902. It is one of the most prestigious and oldest international fellowship programs for graduates and prolific intellectuals in the world. Created and named after South African mining magnate Cecil John Rhodes, the program brings together more than 80 scholars each year from South Africa, Australia, Canada, Botswana, India, Kenya, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Germany, Jamaica, and the United States, from which 32 scholars are chosen. Scholars are awarded scholarships worth $50,000 each for two years of study at Oxford University.

Cornel West, an orator of an intelligent soul


Cornel West

Cornel West, an African American scholar and activist, was born on this date in 1953.

Born in Tulsa, OK, he is one of America's most prominent Black intellectuals. West earned a BA from Harvard University and his MA and PhD degrees from Princeton University. His first book, Prophesy Deliverance! An Afro-American Revolutionary Christianity (1982), sought to fuse Christianity and Marxism. He taught religion and directed the Afro-American Studies Department at Princeton prior to joining the Harvard faculty in 1994. There, West is the Alphonse Fletcher Jr., University Professor.

Mabel Cason, depth of heart and mind


Mabel Evans Cason

Mabel Cason was born on this date in 1918. She was an African-American educator and activist.

Dudley Woodard, one of Texas' finest


Dr. Dudley Woodard

*Dudley Weldon Woodard was born on this date in 1881. He was an African American mathematician.