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.

Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, a leader of Intersectionality


Kimberlee Crenshaw

*The birth of Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw in 1959 is celebrated on this date. She is an African American educator, author, black women's civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of the field known as critical race theory.

Dorothy Hall McFarland born


Dorothy Hall McFarland

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

Octavius Catto born


Octavius Catto

*Octavius Catto was born on this date in 1839. He was a black educator, Baseball player, author and abolitionist.

Yvonne Walker Taylor, a Willberforce Icon


Yvonne Walker-Taylor

*Dr. Yvonne Walker-Taylor was born on this date in 1916. She was an African American educator and administrator.

Theordora Boyd, educator born


Theodora R. Boyd

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

Theordora Boyd, educator born

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

Clara Belle Williams born


Clara Belle Williams

*The birth of Clara Belle Williams in 1885 is celebrated on this date. She was an African American educator.

Robert N. Hyde II born


Robert N. Hyde II

*Robert Hyde was born on this date in 1916. He was an African American educator and administrator.

From Des Moines, Iowa, Robert N. Hyde II was the son of Branham and Stella Hyde; he also had a sister (Maxine Graham). A graduate of North High School in Des Moines, Hyde received his Bachelor of Science degree in philosophy from Lincoln University (Pennsylvania) in 1941, and his Master of Science in Education degree from Drake University in 1970.

Emmett Scott High School created

*On this date in 1919, Rock Hill, South Carolina appropriated funding for Emmett Scott High School, the first South Carolina school for blacks.