Lucy Craft Laney: "After teaching 10 years... in 1883 she opened her own school in the basement of Christ Presbyterian Church in Augusta, Georgia. Among the graduates of Haines Institute were Mary McLeod Bethune, Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Joseph Simeon Flipper, & Frank Yerby. Because of her work in education, she was one of the first African Americans to have her portrait displayed in the state capital in Atlanta." Found on African Heritage City on Facebook
Delores E. Cross (1938 - ) became the First woman president of historically black Morris Brown College 1999 - and first woman president of Chicago State University, 1990. She received a B.S., Seton Hall University, 1963; M.S., Hofstra University,1968; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1971.
Today in Black History, 8/25/2013 - William Patrick Foster was the founder of the Florida A University “Marching 100," becoming the band director in 1946 and revolutionizing marching band procedures. For more info, check out today's notes!
North Carolina Central University (NCCU) alumnus and Chancellor Emeritus, Julius L. Chambers and distinguished educator and civil rights icon, Dr. John Hope Franklin will be honored with sections of North Carolina highways bearing their names.
Howard alum Thomas McCants Stewart was 1 of the 1st black grads of the University of South Carolina. As an attorney he was active in civil rights issues. He moved to Liberia where he was appointed an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. He also taught briefly at South Carolina State.
North Carolina Central School of Law alum Judge Vince Rozier serves as a Wake County District Court Judge. In 2006, he was the youngest judge ever sworn in at this level in Wake County at the age of 29 years old. Formerly a Wake County prosecutor, he tried nearly 70 jury trials including, murder and other serious felonies.
North Carolina Central alum G K Butterfield represents North Carolina's 1st district in Congress. Prior to that Congressman Butterfield served on the state's Supreme Court. He had previously been elected Resident Superior Court Judge for the First Judicial Division. For 13 years, he presided over civil and criminal courts in 46 counties throughout North Carolina.