March 24, 1912 Dorothy Irene Height, educator and social activist, was born in Richmond, Virginia. While in high school, Height was awarded a scholarship to Barnard College, but when she enrolled she was denied admittance because at that time Barnard only admitted two African Americans per academic year and they had already admitted two. Height […]
Tags: Barnard College, Congressional Gold Medal, educator, NAACP, National Women’s Hall of Fame, New York University, Presidential Citizens Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom, social activist, Spingarn Medal, YWCA
February 28, 1970 James Amos Porter, artist and “father of African American art history,” died. Porter was born December 22, 1905 in Baltimore, Maryland. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University in 1927, he accepted a position at the university as instructor of painting and drawing. In 1933, he received the Schomburg […]
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