Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Black Educator Hall of Fame

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, the father of Black History Month, is one of the most preeminent scholars in American history. He was born in 1875 in Virginia. This son of formerly enslaved peoples, Woodson had a passion for Black history and sharing his knowledge wit

Marva Collins, Black Educator Hall of Fame

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Marva Collins was an educator, an activist, a believer in Black children and the communities they came from; the very people many in society give up on. Born in Alabama, in 1936, Collins graduated from their segregated schools to attend Clark College in Atlanta.

Black Educator Hall of Fame: Elizabeth Jennings Graham

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org and Citizen Ed, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Elizabeth Jennings Graham was known as the first freedom rider. She was born in New York in 1827. Her father, Thomas Jennings, was an inventor and was the first Black person to hold a patent. He was also a founder of the historic Abyssinian Baptist

Black Educator Hall of Fame: Dr. Inez Beverly Prosser

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org and Citizen Ed, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Dr. Inez Beverly Prosser is a testimony of striving for excellence while dedicating one’s self to the education and empowerment of others. Prosser was born in 1897 in Texas; one of eleven children. She graduated from the Yoakum Colored High School

Alain LeRoy Locke, Black Educator Hall of Fame

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Alain LeRoy Locke was born Arthur LeRoy Locke in Philadelphia in 1885. Born to a middle class family, Locke was introduced to the intellectual life early on. Before his arrival to Harvard, Locke graduated from Central High School and the Philadelphia School of Pe

The 'Mother of Desegregated Education' Was a Sacramento Teacher and Principal Who Knew Better Was Possible

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org and Citizen Ed, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Today, our featured Black educator hall of famer is Elizabeth Thorn Scott Flood. Elizabeth Thorn Scott Flood was an eduactivist who made her own way for her own children and the Black children of her community. Born in 1828 in New York, Flood was

Benjamin W. Arnett, Black Educator Hall of Fame

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Benjamin Arnett was born free in Brownsville, Pennsylvania in 1838. As a child, he attended a one-room schoolhouse where he was taught by his uncle. While Arnett was working on a steamboat, he suffered an ankle injury that caused a tumor and later amputation in M

Black Educator Hall of Fame Member Maria L. Baldwin

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Maria Louise Baldwin was born in 1856 in Massachusetts. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1874 and the city’s teacher training school a year later. She was encouraged to go teach in the south, “to…work for those with more limited educational opportunities

Dr. Ambrose Caliver, Black Educator Hall of Fame

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Dr. Ambrose Caliver dedicated his entire career to the pursuit of educational justice for the Black community. Ambrose Caliver was born in Virginia in 1894. An opportunistic learner, Caliver obtained three degrees within the span of three years; bachelor’s degree

Did You Know America's First Black Diplomat Was a Teacher and Principal?

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org and Citizen Ed, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Bassett, born in 1833 in Connecticut, came from a long line of activists and freedom fighters. His grandfather secured his freedom as a participant in the Revolutionary War. His family was politically active; both Bassett’s father and grandfather

Elizabeth Jennings Graham, Black Educator Hall of Fame

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Elizabeth Jennings Graham was known as the first freedom rider. She was born in New York in 1827. Her father, Thomas Jennings, was an inventor and was the first Black person to hold a patent. He was also a founder of the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church. Her

Black Educator Hall of Fame: Mary Jane Patterson

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Mary Jane Patterson was a trailblazer in every sense of the word. She was born in 1840 in North Carolina. While it is uncertain if her father obtained his freedom or was an escapee, he relocated the family to Oberlin, Ohio, a town with a growing free Black population

Elizabeth Thorn Scott Flood, Black Educator Hall of Fame

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Today, our featured Black educator hall of famer is Elizabeth Thorn Scott Flood. Elizabeth Thorn Scott Flood was an eduactivist who made her own way for her own children and the Black children of her community. Born in 1828 in New York, Flood was educated in New

Dr. Inez Beverly Prosser, Black Educator Hall of Fame

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Dr. Inez Beverly Prosser is a testimony of striving for excellence while dedicating one’s self to the education and empowerment of others. Prosser was born in 1897 in Texas; one of eleven children. She graduated from the Yoakum Colored High School and the Prairi

Black Educator Hall of Fame: Clara Luper

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org and Citizen Ed, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Clara Luper is a seminal figure in Oklahoma history. Born in 1923, Luper was a mathematics major and history minor in college. She graduated from Langston University and was the first Black person admitted to the history program at the University o

Black Educator Hall of Fame: Lucy Diggs Slowe

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org and Citizen Ed, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Lucy Diggs Slowe was a trailblazer for women and Black youth. Born in Virginia is 1885, Slowe lost both parents by the age of 6. Lucy, fortunately, was taken in by her paternal aunt, Martha Price. Not long after moving to Lexington, Virginia, with

Mathilda Beasley, Black Educator Hall of Fame

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Mathilda Beasley was born Mathilde Taylor in New Orleans in 1832. Born to an enslaved woman and her captor, Beasley became an orphan at an early age. While it is unknown how she arrived to Savannah, Georgia, she did in the 1850’s. She arrived to a city with numer

Anne Spencer, Black Educator Hall of Fame

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Anne Spencer was born in 1882 in Virginia. At the age of 11, her mother enrolled her in the Virginia Theological Seminary and College (now Virginia University of Lynchburg). At age 17, she graduated at the top of her class. Two year later, she’d marry Edward Spen

Black Students Continue to Reap Benefits From the Work of Marcus A. Foster

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org and Citizen Ed, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Marcus A. Foster was born on March 31, 1923, in Georgia. He is a graduate of South Philadelphia High School, Cheyney State College, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his degree as Doctor of Education. His thesis was titled, “Utili

Mary Jane Patterson, Black Educator Hall of Fame

E’ry day this month, the Center for Black Educator Development, in partnership with Phillys7thWard.org, will highlight a Black Educator Hall of Famer. But, don’t forget, e’ry month is Black History Month…February is just the Blackest. Mary Jane Patterson was a trailblazer in every sense of the word. She was born in 1840 in North Carolina. While it is uncertain if her father obtained his freedom or was an escapee, he relocated the family to Oberlin, OH, a town with a growing free Black populati
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