Category: Education

  • Sun, 1858-07-18

    The birth of Fannie Norton Smith Washington in 1858 is celebrated on this date. She was an African American educator and activist.

    Born...

  • Wed, 1859-08-03

    *The birth of Horace Cayton Sr. in 1859 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American newspaper publisher and political activist....

  • Mon, 1861-05-27

    On this date in 1861, Victoria Matthews, an African American educator, writer, and advocate for Black people, was born.

    Born a slave in...

  • Mon, 1862-09-01

    *The founding of the Penn Normal, Industrial, and Agricultural School in 1862 is celebrated on this date.

    Penn Center School (as it was...

  • Sat, 1862-12-20

    The founding of LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC) in 1862 is marked on this date. This school, in Syracuse, N.Y., is one of over 100 Historical Black...

  • Tue, 1863-05-05

    Adella Hunt’s birth in 1863 is celebrated on this date. She was an African American educator and administrator.

    She was born in...

  • Sun, 1863-07-19

    On this date, we mark the birth of Kelly Miller in 1863. He was a Black historian and educator, born in Winnsboro, S.C. to a mother who was a...

  • Sun, 1864-01-10

    This date marks the birth of George Washington Carver in 1864. He was an African American educator and innovator in the agricultural sciences....

  • Thu, 1865-03-09

    *On this date in 1865, Margaret Murray was born. She was an African American educator and clubwoman.

    The child of a Black woman and White...

  • Wed, 1865-08-09

    *On this date, Janie Porter Barrett was born in 1865. She was an African American welfare worker and educator. Barrett developed a school to...

  • Tue, 1865-09-12

    The founding of Avery Normal Institute in 1865 is celebrated on this date. Located in Charleston, SC, Avery Normal Institute was a nationally...

  • Tue, 1865-11-21

    On this date in 1865, Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, a private, coeducational institution, was founded. Shaw is the first...

  • Tue, 1866-01-09

    Fisk University in Nashville, TN, was founded on this date in 1866.

    American prohibitionist Clinton Bowen Fisk, the American Missionary...

  • Tue, 1866-06-12

    *James L. Farmer Sr. was born on this date in1886. He was an African American educator, administrator, minister and historian.

    From...

  • Mon, 1866-09-17

    *Lincoln University of Missouri began classes on this date in 1866. One of over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America, they...

  • Mon, 1866-10-29

    On this date in 1866, The Colored School in Watsonville, CA, was established.

    Watsonville is south of the San Francisco area between...

  • Tue, 1866-11-20

    On this date in 1866, Howard University, one of over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)’s in America, was founded.

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  • Sat, 1866-11-24

    Rust College, one of the first institutions of higher education in Mississippi was founded on this date in 1866. It is one of over 100...

  • Wed, 1867-01-30

    *On this date we celebrate Morgan State University, one of more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America.

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  • Sun, 1867-02-03

    *On this date in 1867, Charles Turner was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was an African American zoologist and inventor.

    After Turner...