Black Educator Hall of Fame: Melvin B. Tolson

Every 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. Melvin Barnabus Tolson was born on February 6, 1898, in Missouri. Tolson’s parents both emphasized their children receiving an education. Tolson was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Kansas City in 1919 and he graduated from Lincoln University

Black Educator Hall of Fame: Olivia America Davidson Washington

Every 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. Olivia A. Davidson Washington was born in Mercer County, Virginia on June 11, 1854. The seventh of ten children, Washington attended school in Ohio, where the family was moved to in 1857, at the Enterprise Academy, which was owned, operated, and co

Black Educator Hall of Fame: Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Every 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. Mary Cary was born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 9, 1823. She was an eduactivist that dedicated her life to helping Black people both escape enslavement as well as become educated through schooling. These goals are often one and the same; toda

Black Educator Hall of Fame: Dr. Ira B. Bryant Jr.

Every 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. Ira B. Bryant, Jr., Ed.D., was an educator, author, researcher, and administrator born in Crockett, Texas on October 18, 1904. Both of Dr. Bryant’s parents were educators. Dr. Bryant attended Caldwell Colored High School in Houston. After high sch

Dwight O. W. Holmes, Black Educator Hall Of Fame Member

Every 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. Dwight O. W. Holmes was born in West Virginia on November 18, 1877. Dr. Holmes attended Howard University’s Preparatory High School and later Howard University proper where he was a star football player for the Bison. In addition to being captain o

Edward A. Johnson, Black Educator Hall Of Fame Member

Every 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. Edward Austin Johnson was born in North Carolina on November 23, 1860. Born enslaved, Johnson received his early education from a free Black woman, Nancy Walton, and after emancipation attended a school in Raleigh directed by two white teachers fro

Corneila Bowen, Black Educator Hall Of Fame Member

Every 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. Cornelia Bowen was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on December 31, 1869. The cabin where she was born would become part of the property that became Tuskegee Institute. She attained a bachelor’s degree from Straight College in New Orleans and later, earne

Melvin B. Tolson, Black Educator Hall of Fame Member

Every 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. Melvin Barnabus Tolson was born on February 6, 1898, in Missouri. Tolson’s parents both emphasized their children receiving an education. Tolson was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Kansas City in 1919 and he graduated from Lincoln University

Olivia A. Davidson, Black Educator Hall of Fame Member

Every 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. Olivia A. Davidson Washington was born in Mercer County, Virginia on June 11, 1854. The seventh of ten children, Washington attended school in Ohio, where the family was moved to in 1857, at the Enterprise Academy, which was owned, operated, and co

Black Educator Hall of Fame: Eva del Vakia Bowles

This Black History Month, each day, we’ll highlight a Black History Hero for our Hall of Fame, specifically highlighting heroes who were educator Every 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. Eva Bowles was born in Albany, Ohio on January 24, 1875. She was educated in Albany, Ohio school syst

Black Educator Hall of Fame: Today, our featured Black Educator is Josephine Beall Willson Bruce.

Every 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. Josephine Beall Willson Bruce was born on October 29, 1853. She was the wife of U.S. Senator Blanche Bruce and the mother of famed educator Roscoe Bruce. Bruce’s parents prioritized education for her and her siblings. Bruce’s father was a dentist

Black Educator Hall of Fame: Roscoe Conkling Bruce

Every 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. Roscoe C. Bruce was born on April 21, 1879 in Washington D.C. Bruce was the son of Blanche Bruce, a formerly enslaved person who was the second African American elected to the United States Senate—as a Republican from Mississippi—and the first to c

Black Educator Hall of Fame: George Longe

Every 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. George Longe was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1898. Longe dedicated his career and life to the education of Black youth. He was educated in New Orleans Public Schools. From there, Longe graduated magna cum laude at Straight College. He returne

Black Educator Hall of Fame: Dr. Julia Davis

Every 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. Julia Davis was born on November 20, 1891 in St. Louis, Missouri. A lifelong educator, Dr. Davis dedicated her life and career to the education of Black children and increasing their knowledge of Black history. Dr. Davis was educated in St. Louis

Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Black Educator Hall Of Fame Member

Every 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. Mary Cary was born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 9, 1823. She was an eduactivist that dedicated her life to helping Black people both escape enslavement as well as become educated through schooling. These goals are often one and the same; toda

Ira B. Bryant, Black Educator Hall Of Fame Member

Every 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. Ira B. Bryant, Jr., Ed.D., was an educator, author, researcher, and administrator born in Crockett, Texas on October 18, 1904. Both of Dr. Bryant’s parents were educators. Dr. Bryant attended Caldwell Colored High School in Houston. After high sch

Black Educator Hall of Fame: Rayford Whittingham Logan

Every 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. Rayford W. Logan was born on January 7, 1897 in Washington D.C. and grew to become an educator and one of the leading Black historians of the 20th century with the support of two giants of Black intelligentsia, Drs. W.E.B. DuBois and Carter G. Wood

Black Educator Hall of Fame: Anna Julia Cooper

Every 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. Anna J. Cooper was an eduactivist born on August 10, 1858 in North Carolina. She rose from enslavement to be known as an educator and one of the most prominent scholars in American history. At the age of nine, Dr. Cooper received a scholarship and

Eva Del Vakia Bowles, Black Educator Hall Of Fame Member

This Black History Month, each day, we’ll highlight a Black History Hero for our Hall of Fame, specifically highlighting heroes who were educator Every 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. Eva Bowles was born in Albany, Ohio on January 24, 1875. She was educated in Albany, Ohio school syst

Dr. Julia Davis, Black Educator Hall of Fame Member

Every 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. Julia Davis was born on November 20, 1891 in St. Louis, Missouri. A lifelong educator, Dr. Davis dedicated her life and career to the education of Black children and increasing their knowledge of Black history. Dr. Davis was educated in St. Louis
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