Category: Education

  • Mon, 1903-03-30

    *On this date in 1903, Mercer Cook was born. He was an African American educator and ambassador.

    Cook was the son of Will Marion Cook...

  • Thu, 1903-10-01

    Florence Powell was born on this date in 1897. She was an African American educator and the first Black woman to receive professional training in...

  • Mon, 1903-10-12

    *W. Montaque Cobb was born on this date in 1903. He was an African American educator, professor of anatomy best known for his research in...

  • Tue, 1903-10-13

    *Felton G. Clark was born on this date in 1903. He was an African American educator and administrator.

    Felton Grandison Clark came from...

  • Sat, 1904-01-23

    *Benjamin Quarles was born on this date in 1904. He was an African-American historian.

    From Boston, Massachusetts, the son of a subway...

  • Sun, 1904-09-04

    *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...

  • Mon, 1904-10-03

    On this date in 1904, Bethune Cookman College was founded. It is one of more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America....

  • Tue, 1904-11-08

    Horace M. Bond was born on this date in 1904. He was an African American teacher and administrator.

    Bond was the grandson of slaves, the...

  • Mon, 1905-02-06

    *Merze Tate was born on this date in 1905. She was an African American teacher and administrator.

    Vernie Merz Tate, daughter of Charles...

  • Thu, 1905-05-25

    On this date in 1905, Dorothy Porter Wesley was born. She was an African American writer and librarian.

    Dorothy Burnett was from...

  • Tue, 1905-06-27

    Ruby Middleton Forsythe was born on this date in 1905. She was an African American educator from Charleston, SC.

    Middleton earned her...

  • Fri, 1905-07-14

    *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 (...

  • Wed, 1905-08-02

    *This date celebrates its founding of Miles College in 1905. It is one of over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in America...

  • Sun, 1905-08-06

    *Miriam Matthews was born on this date in 1905. She was an African American historian, activist and lecturer.

    From Pensacola, Florida,...

  • Sat, 1905-09-23

    On this date in 1905, the Western Library of Louisville, KY, opened.

    Founded by Albert Ernest Meyzeek, it was the first library to serve...

  • Fri, 1906-03-23

    *Aline Black was born on this date in 1906. She was an African American educator and activist.

    Aline Elizabeth Black was from Norfolk, VA...

  • Wed, 1906-06-06

    *Theodora Boyd was born on this date in 1906. She was an African American writer and educator.

    From Charleston, S.C., Theodora...

  • Wed, 1906-06-06

    *Theodora Boyd was born on this date in 1906. She was an African American writer and educator.

    From Charleston, S.C., Theodora...

  • Fri, 1906-10-12

    *Jay Saunders Redding was born on this date in 1906. He was an African American professor of English, an author, and literary critic.

    The...

  • Tue, 1906-12-04

    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was founded on this date in 1906. The fraternity was the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for...