Alma Thomas Alma Woodsey Thomas was an African American Expressionist painter and art educator.
Andrew Honeycutt Dr. Andrew Honeycutt is an African-American American educator and political candidate for Georgia's 63rd State House of Representatives District.
Anna Arnold Hedgeman Anna Arnold Hedgeman (July 5, 1899 - January 17, 1990) an African American civil rights leader, politician, educator, and writer.
Anna J. Cooper Anna Julia Haywood Cooper was an author, educator, and one of the most prominent African American scholars in United States history.
Antoine Graves (person) Antoine Graves was a prominent Atlanta realtor, first principal of Gate City Colored Public School, and principal at the Storrs School, the first school in Atlanta for blacks.
Arlene Ackerman (educator) Arlene C. Ackerman, Ed. D. is an educator whose previous jobs include superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District and the superintendent of Philadelphia Public Schools.
Armand Lanusse Armand Lanusse (1810-1867) was an Afro-Creole educator and poet who lived in New Orleans his entire life.
Benjamin F. Hubert Benjamin F. Hubert served as president of Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth and Georgia State College from 1926 until 1947.
Betsey Stockton Betsey Stockton (c. 1798–1865), sometimes spelled Betsy Stockton, was an African American educator and missionary.
Betty Shabazz Betty Shabazz (May 28, 1934 – June 23, 1997), born Betty Dean Sanders and also known as Betty X, was an American educator and civil rights advocate.
Bobby Jones (academic) Bobby Jones, PhD (13 January 1942 - 18 April 2001) was a noted American educator who distinguished himself by becoming the first African American to earn tenure at Mercer University, a highly se...
Byron Kenneth Armstrong Byron Kenneth Armstrong (1890 – June 28, 1980) was a founder of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Catherine Ferguson (educator) Catherine "Katy" Ferguson (1779 – July 11, 1854) was an African American pioneer, philanthropist, social worker and educator who founded the first Sunday school in New York City.
Charles Henry Turner (zoologist) Charles Henry Turner was a prominent research biologist, educator, zoologist, and comparative psychologist born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Charlie Brady Hauser Dr. Charlie Brady Hauser (October 13, 1917-November 11, 2007), eminent educator and legislator, was a Professor of Education at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina for 21 years, and...
Christopher Payne Christopher Harrison Payne was a prominent African American religious, educational and political leader of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Cyrus G. Wiley Cyrus Gilbert Wiley (August 13, 1881 – January 3, 1930) served as president of Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth from 1921 and until 1926 succeeding Richard R. Wright.
David Levering Lewis David Levering Lewis (born May 25, 1936) is the Julius Silver University Professor and Professor of History at New York University.
Deborah Prothrow-Stith Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith is the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and adjunct professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dianne Walker Dianne Walker is a tap dancer, also known as Lady Di.
Dorothy Height Dorothy Irene Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010) was an American administrator, educator, and social activist.
Dorothy Lavinia Brown Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown (January 7, 1919 – June 13, 2004), also known as "Dr. D.", was an African American surgeon, legislator, and teacher.
Edward W. Crosby Edward W. Crosby, is an African-American professor of Pan-African Studies, he is a scholar/activist, author best known as the founder of the Institute of African American Affairs, which gave pre...
Elbert Frank Cox Elbert Frank Cox (December 5, 1895–November 28, 1969) was an American mathematician who became the first black person in the world to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics.
Elder Watson Diggs Elder Watson Diggs (December 23, 1883 - November 8, 1947) was a principal founder of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Esau Jenkins Esau Jenkins (July 3, 1910 - October 1972) was the founder/overseer of Haut Gap Middle School in Charleston County School District.
Ethel Hedgeman Lyle Ethel Hedgeman Lyle (born Ethel Hedgemon, February 10, 1887 - November 28, 1950) was a founder of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (ΆKΆ) at Howard University in 1908.
Ethel Jones Mowbray Ethel Jones-Mowbray was one of the twenty founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the first sorority founded by African American women.
Fannie C. Williams Fannie C. Williams,1882-1980 an educator, was born in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Fanny Jackson Coppin Fanny Jackson Coppin (October 15, 1837 – January 21, 1913) was an African American educator and missionary.
Frank Coleman Frank "Tick" Coleman was an educator and community volunteer.
Garnet C. Wilkinson Garnet Crummell Wilkinson (January 10, 1879 – June 15, 1969) was an American educator best known for running the African American public school system in Washington, DC during segregation.
George Franklin Grant George Franklin Grant (September 15, 1846 – August 21, 1910) was the first African American professor at Harvard.
George Weaver (educator) George Augustus Weaver (November, 1871 - January 20, 1939) was a physician, surgeon, and educator.
Gloria Blackwell Gloria Blackwell was an African-American civil rights activist and educator.
Harriet Josephine Terry Harriet Josephine Terry (February 4, 1885 - August 15, 1967) was one of the sophomores founders of 1908 of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the first sorority founded by African America...
Henrietta M. Smith Henrietta M. Smith (1922–present), Professor Emerita, was the first African-American professor at the University of South Florida, School of Library and Information Science and also taught at Fl...
Howard Jordan, Jr. Howard Jordan, Jr. (December 28, 1916 – December 2, 1986) served as president of Savannah State College from 1963 and until 1971.
James E. Shepard James E. Shepard (November 3, 1875 - October 6, 1947) was the founder of what became the only taxpayer-funded liberal arts college for blacks in the nation, North Carolina Central University in ...
James H. Stith Dr. James H. Stith (born July 17, 1941) is an American physicist, named in 2004 as one of the 50 Most Important Blacks in Research Science.
James Weldon Johnson James Weldon Johnson was an American author, politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, and early civil rights activist.
Jared Maurice Arter Jared Maurice Arter (1850-1928) was born into slavery on January 27, 1850 in Jefferson County, West Virginia.
Jeanne L. Noble Jeanne Laveta Noble (July 18, 1926 – October 17, 2002) was an innovative black American educator who served on education commissions for three U.S. presidents.
Jessie O. Thomas Jessie O. Thomas was a prominent African American educator from Atlanta.
Joanna Mary Berry Shields Joanna Mary Berry Shields (July 7, 1884 - February 2, 1965) was one of the seven members of the sophomore class of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the first sorority founded by African...
Joe Louis Clark Joe Louis Clark is the former principal of Eastside High School in Paterson, one of New Jersey's toughest inner city schools.
John Hope (educator) John Hope (June 2, 1868 – February 20, 1936), born in Augusta, Georgia, was an African-American educator and political activist.
John Wesley Gilbert John Wesley Gilbert (July 6, 1864 – November 19, 1923) was the first African American archaeologist, the first graduate of Paine College, the first African American professor of that school, and...
Joshua Nelson Joshua Nelson is an American gospel singer and Hebrew teacher.
Kenneth Shropshire Kenneth L. Shropshire is an African American author, attorney, consultant, educator, and the David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Lavinia Williams Lavinia Williams, who sometimes went by the married name Lavinia Williams Yarborough, was an African-American dancer and dance educator who founded national schools of dance in several Car...
Lucy Diggs Slowe Lucy Diggs Slowe was one of the original sixteen founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the first sorority founded by African-American women.
Marcus Foster Marcus Albert Foster (March 31, 1923 – November 6, 1973) was a respected African-American educator who gained a national reputation for educational excellence while serving as principal of...
Margaret Davis Bowen Margaret Davis Bowen (May 24, 1894-April 1976) was a religious leader, civil rights activist and educator who led the Gilbert Academy, a top private black college in New Orleans, during the late...
Maria Fearing Maria Fearing was born in slavery near Gainesville, Alabama in 1838.
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.
Mary Ann Shadd Mary Ann Shadd Cary was an American-Canadian anti-slavery activist, journalist, publisher, teacher and lawyer.
Mary M. Frasier Mary M. Frasier was a famous African American educator who specialized in the area of gifted education at the University of Georgia.
Mary Matilda Winslow Mary Matilda Winslow, sometimes referred to as Mary Matilda Winslow McAlpine (MacAlpine) or Tillie Winslow, was the first Black Canadian female graduate of the University of Ne...
Mary McLeod Bethune Mary Jane McLeod Bethune was an American educator and civil rights leader best known for starting a school for African American students in Daytona Beach, Florida, that eventually became Bethune...
Mary S. Peake Mary Smith Peake, born Mary Smith Kelsey, was an American teacher and humanitarian, best known for starting a school for the children of former slaves starting in the fall of 1861 under wh...
Merze Tate Merze Tate (February 6, 1905 - June 27, 1996) was a professor, scholar and expert on United States diplomacy.
Minnie B. Smith Minnie B. Smith was an incorporator of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first sorority founded by African American women.
Monique D. Davis Monique D. Davis is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 27th District since 1987.
Moses A. Hopkins Moses Aaron Hopkins (December 25, 1846 - August 3, 1886) was an African-American clergyman and educator who served as United States minister (ambassador) to Liberia in 1885-1886.
Nannie Helen Burroughs Nannie Helen Burroughs, was an African-American educator, orator, religious leader, and businesswoman.
Nellie Pratt Russell Nellie Pratt Russell (May 4, 1890 - December 13, 1979) was an incorporator of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the first sorority founded by African-American college women.
Nelson W. Winbush Nelson W. Winbush (b. 1929- ), is an educator, a retired assistant principal who is notable as an African American member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Olivia A. Davidson Olivia America Davidson Washington, was a co-founder of the Tuskegee Institute and the wife of Booker T. Washington.
Oscar W. Ritchie Oscar Washington Ritchie, was the first African-American professor at a predominantly White university in the state of Ohio.
Philip G. Hubbard Philip G. Hubbard, was a university professor and administrator who was the first African American faculty member at the University of Iowa, and the first African American administrator at any o...
Prince A. Jackson, Jr. Prince Albert Jackson, Jr. (March 17, 1925 – September 21, 2010) served as president of Savannah State College (1971–1978).
Rachel Robinson Rachel Robinson is a former nurse and the widow of baseball player Jackie Robinson.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones, Sr., also known as Ralph W. E. Jones or Prez Jones, was from 1936 until his retirement in 1977 the second president of historically black Grambling State ...
Richard Green (chancellor) Dr. Richard R. Green (May 27, 1936 – May 10, 1989) was the first black New York City School Chancellor.
Rick Kittles Rick Antonius Kittles is an American biologist specializing in human genetics.
Robert Coleman-Senghor Robert Coleman-Senghor (1940 – April 9, 2011) was an American professor of English at Sonoma State University who served as mayor of Cotati, California for one year.
Robert E. Clay Robert E. Clay (1875-1961) was an African-American educator.
Robert Michael Franklin, Jr. Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr. (born 1954) is an African-American educator, author, and the tenth president of Morehouse College, a historically black college located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Rudy Crew Rudolph F. "Rudy" Crew (born September 10, 1950, in Poughkeepsie, New York) is professor of Clinical Education at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education and serves a...
Ruth Edmonds Hill Ruth Edmonds Hill is an African-American scholar, oral historian, oral storytelling editor, journal editor, educator, historic preservation advocate and spouse of Dr. Hugh Morgan Hill who is als...
Samuel M. Nabrit Samuel M. Nabrit, (February 21, 1905 – December 30, 2003) became the first African-American to be awarded a doctoral degree from Brown University, the first Morehouse College graduate to earn a ...
Sarah J. Garnet Sarah J. Tompkins Garnet (née Smith) (July 31, 1831 - Sept.
Sarah Jane Woodson Early Sarah Jane Woodson Early, born Sarah Jane Woodson, was an American educator, black nationalist, temperance activist and author.
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 sorori...
Shirley Childress Saxton Shirley Childress Saxton is an African American American Sign Language instructor and interpreter.
Stephanie Jones Stephanie J. Jones, a lawyer and educator, is President of Stephanie Jones Strategies, LLC, a Washington, DC public affairs, strategic planning and government relations firm.
Stewart Cleveland Cureton Dr. Stewart Cleveland Cureton (March 24, 1930 – December 30, 2008), also known as S.C. Cureton, was President of the National Baptist Convention from March 1999 to September 1999.
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.
Virginia Randolph Virginia Estelle Randolph (August 6, 1870 – March 16, 1958) was an African American educator in Henrico County, Virginia.
W. J. Simmons Dr. 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.
Walter E. Massey Walter Eugene Massey (born in 1938) is an educator, physicist, and business executive.
Wendell G. Rayburn Dr. Wendell G. Rayburn served as president of Savannah State College from 1980 and until 1988.
Willa Brown Willa Brown, (22 January 1906-18 July 1992), was an American aviatrix and educator.
William E. Gardner, Jr. William E. Gardner, Jr. served as president of Savannah State College from 1989 until 1991.
William Henry Spencer William Henry Spencer (September 1857 – May 30, 1925) was an Afro-American educator in Columbus, Georgia, in the late 19th and early 20th century.
William J. Simmons (teacher) William J. Simmons was an ex-slave who became Simmons College of Kentucky's second president and for whom the school eventually was named.
William K. Payne William Kenneth Payne served as president of Georgia State College from 1949 until his death in 1963.
Wilson Riles Wilson Camanza Riles was an American educator and politician from California.
Wyatt F. Jeltz Wyatt F. Jeltz (died 1975) was an African American educator, philanthropist and ethhographer from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.