Black educators

Several education news stories in 2016 impacted the African-American community. Black educators reached new heights and the community debated school choice.

Charles Lewis Reason was the first African-American professor to teach at a predominately white college. Professor Reason was a proponent of Booker T. Washington’s ideal that industrial education was a means for Black liberation, but he also believed that classical education was just as necessary. Reason was born July 21, 1818 in New York City […]

Growing up in South Central, Los Angeles, Carter Paysinger probably think he’d succeed beyond his meager surroundings. But thanks to the determination of his mother,…

Dr. Sybil C. Mobley, founder of Florida A&M University’s School of Business and Industry, died early Tuesday morning. Dr. Mobley’s contributions to FAMU are certainly…

Dr. Elson S. Floyd, the 10th president of Washington State University, died this summer after battling colon caner. Affectionately known as “E Flo” by his…

Clara Stanton Jones and her career as a top librarian was born early on when she was a young girl in her native St. Louis.…

James “Jay” Marshall Rogers Jr. was the first Black teacher to win the Council of Chief State School Officers’ National Teacher Of The Year award…