Category: Education

  • Sat, 1907-02-09

    *Hazel Browne Williams was born on this date in 1907. She was an African American educator.

    Williams, a native Kansas City, was the only...

  • Wed, 1908-01-15

    On this date in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became America's first Greek-letter organization established by Black college women.

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  • Sat, 1908-03-07

    *Oseola McCarty was born on this date in 1908. She was an African American domestic and philanthropist.

    From Hattiesburg, Mississippi,...

  • Sat, 1908-04-11

    *Dorothy McFarland was born on this date in 1908. She was an African American teacher (music and early childhood) and community activist....

  • Mon, 1909-08-09

    *Willa B. Player was born on this date in 1909. She was an African American educator and civil rights activist.

    Willa Beatrice Player was...

  • Fri, 1909-08-27

    The birth of William T.V. Fontaine in 1909 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American educator and philosopher.

    He was the...

  • Tue, 1910-03-22

    *The birth of Alberta Tucker Grimes in 1910 is celebrated on this date. She was an African American educator, who was a native of Elyria, Ohio,...

  • Fri, 1910-07-01

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

    Originally named The National...

  • Sun, 1910-09-04

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

  • Tue, 1910-09-06

    On this date, we celebrate the opening of Holmes Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles in 1910. It was the first school in that city where...

  • Mon, 1911-01-02

    On this date we mark the birth of St. Clair Drake, African American anthropologist and educator, born in 1911.

    He was from Suffolk,...

  • Thu, 1911-01-05

    Kappa Alpha Psi was founded on the campus of Indiana University on this date in 1911. The fraternity’s fundamental purpose was (and is)...

  • Sat, 1911-04-01

    Augusta Braxton Baker, an African American librarian and storyteller, was born on this date in 1911.

    Born in Baltimore, Maryland,...

  • Fri, 1911-06-09

    *On this date in 1911 the first Commencement Exercise for the National Training School for Women and Girls occurred.

    This was one of the...

  • Mon, 1911-07-31

    The Scout Oath: "On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times...

  • Fri, 1911-11-17

    On this date in 1911, Omega Psi Phi fraternity was incorporated by three Howard University undergraduate black students, with the assistance of...

  • Wed, 1912-02-07

    *ZerNona Stewart Black was born on this date in 1912. She was an African-American educator and activist.

    Born in Muskogee, Okla., she ...

  • Wed, 1912-06-19

    On this date in 1912, Tennessee State University (TSU) opened its doors of higher learning. TSU is one of over 100 Historically Black Colleges...

  • Sun, 1912-12-29

    Lewis A. Jackson was born on this date in 1912. He was an African American aviator, innovator, educator, and administrator.

    He was born...

  • Mon, 1913-01-13

    On this date in 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was found by 22 college women at Howard University.

    These students wanted to use their...