Category : Education

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CHANCELLOR J. WILLIAMS

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Prominent in the pantheon of Afrocentric scholars is Chancellor James Williams, the son of a former slave, born on December 22, 1898, in Bennettsville, South...
Civil RightsEducation

Mabel Byrd

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After graduating from Washington High School in Portland in 1914, Mabel Byrd made history as the first African American enrolled at the University of Oregon....
EducationScience - Technology

Sherman James

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African American epidemiologist and health researcher Sherman James is known for his concept of “John Henryism,” which attributes the premature deaths of African Americans to...
Education

Frederick Stephen Humphries

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Frederick Stephen Humphries served as president of two historically black colleges – Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, between 1974 and 1985, and Florida A&M...