Ebony 6 hrs · Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander was the first Black woman in the US to be awarded a PhD, and the first woman to be awarded her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania (@PennLaw). She also served as the first President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. #EbonyBHM
Brown Girl Collective Linda Brown and her Sister Walking to School, Topeka, Kansas, March 1953. Photo by Carl Iwaski. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court ruled on Oliver Brown et al. v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas and ended legal public-school segregation in the United States. This case was named for the fourth-grader Linda Brown--seen here at age ten, with her sister Terry Lynn, age six. Under segregation laws they were not allowed to attend the nearby New Summer School.
Today in Black History, 12/15/2013 - William Augustus Hinton, bacteriologist, pathologist and educator, published the first medical textbook by an African American, “Syphilis and Its Treatment” in 1936. For more info, check out today's notes!
Brown v. Board Of Education: Black History Photo Of The Day (#5) -- Today's photo was taken on May 17, 1954 after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, that ruled segregation unconstitutional. The high court bundled the case with four other related cases, and three lawyers including, Thurgood Marshall (center), chief counsel for the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund, George E. C. Hayes (left) and James M. Nabrit (right) took it on.
This Day In History:On November 11th, 1831 Nat Turner leader of the slave revolt was hanged after leading a violent slave rebellion in Virginia. He led the uprising on August 21st 1831, and successfully hid in the woods for six weeks. Turner believed he was chosen by God to relieve slaves from bondage. With a group of about 40 to 50 slaves, it's estimated around 55 white men women and children were killed during Turner's rebellion. Click to read more