James E. Shepard
James E. Shepard (November 3, 1875 – October 6, 1947) was a pharmacist, civil servant and educator, the founder of what became the North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. He...
Elizabeth Duncan Koontz
Elizabeth Duncan Koontz (June 3, 1919 – January 6, 1989) was a national figure in education, civil rights and the women's movement. She was the first African-American president of the National Educati...
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William J. Simmons (teacher)
William J. Simmons (June 26, 1849 – October 30, 1890) was an ex-slave who became Simmons College of Kentucky's second president (1880–1890) and for whom the school eventually was named. Simmons great...
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Marva Collins
Marva Collins (born August 31, 1936) is an American educator who in 1975 started Westside Preparatory School in Garfield Park, an impoverished neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. She ran the school for...
Sarah Meriwether Nutter
Sarah H. Meriwether (or "Meriweather") Nutter (January 1888 – May 10, 1950) was a sophomore among the original twenty founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the first sorority fou...
Heather Knight (educator)
Heather Joy Knight is an American educator, who currently serves as President of Pacific Union College. She is the first woman to serve in that role and the only African-American woman to lead a colle...
Lavinia Williams
Lavinia Williams (July 2, 1916 – July 19, 1989), who sometimes went by the married name Lavinia Williams Yarborough, was an African-American dancer and dance educator who founded national schools of d...
Charles Henry Turner (zoologist)
Charles Henry Turner (February 3, 1867 - February 15, 1923) was an American research biologist, educator, zoologist, and comparative psychologist born in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1892, Turner became the f...
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David Peaston
David Peaston (March 13, 1957 – February 1, 2012) was an American R&B and gospel singer who in 1990 won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist. He was mostly known for th...
Thomas Minter
Thomas Kendall Minter (June 28, 1924 – May 22, 2009) was an education official who served in the United States government and the government of New York City.
Minter was born on June 28, 192...
William H. Crogman
William H. Crogman (born 1841 - died 1931) was a pioneering African American educator in the United States. The William H Crogman School in Atlanta is named for him. He was born in the West Indies. Th...
Deborah Prothrow-Stith
Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith (b. 1954) is a consultant at Spencer Stuart for executive searches for Public Health and Health Care Services organizations, health professional associations, Academic Medic...
Virginia Randolph
Virginia Estelle Randolph (August 6, 1870 – March 16, 1958) was an African-American educator in Henrico County, Virginia. She was named the United States' first "Jeanes Supervising Industrial Teacher"...
Howard Jordan, Jr.
Howard Jordan, Jr. (December 28, 1916 – December 2, 1986) served as president of Savannah State College from 1963 and until 1971.
Dr. Howard Jordan, Jr. became president of Savannah State Co...
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Rick Kittles
Rick Antonius Kittles (born in Sylvania, Georgia, United States) is an American biologist specializing in human genetics. He is of African-American ancestry, and achieved renown in the 1990s for his p...
Elder Watson Diggs
Elder Watson Diggs (December 23, 1883 – November 8, 1947) was a principal founder of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. He was the fraternity's first Polemarch (chairman), and received the Laur...
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Joe Louis Clark
Joe Louis Clark (born May 7, 1938 in Rochelle, Georgia) is the former principal of Eastside High School in Paterson, one of New Jersey's toughest inner city schools. He is also the subject of the 1989...
James Baldwin
James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore palp...
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Louise Daniel Hutchinson
Louise Daniel Hutchinson (June 3, 1928 – October 12, 2014) was an American historian. She was the former Director of the Research at the Anacostia Community Museum. Growing up in Washington, D.C., Hut...
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Oscar W. Ritchie
Oscar Washington Ritchie (February 16, 1909 – June 16, 1967), was the first African-American professor at a predominantly White university in the state of Ohio. Before his untimely demise, he held eve...
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William K. Payne
William Kenneth Payne (August 23, 1903 – July 26, 1963) served as president of Georgia State College from 1949 until his death in 1963.
Payne, who was the dean of Georgia State College, bec...
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Gloria Blackwell
Gloria Blackwell, also known as Gloria Rackley (March 11, 1927 – December 7, 2010), was an African-American civil rights activist and educator. She was at the center of the Civil Rights Movement in Or...
Monique D. Davis
Monique Dionne Davis (née McKay; born August 19, 1936) is a American educator and Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 27th District since 1987 (elected on Nove...
Willa Brown
Willa Beatrice Brown (January 22, 1906 – July 18, 1992) was an American aviator and educator.Willa Brown Chappell was born in Glasgow, Kentucky and was a 1927 graduate of the Indiana State Teachers Co...
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