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Gaetane Jean-Marie

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 61: Women's Leadership in Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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Women's Leadership in Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Women's leadership in historically black colleges and universities

For more than a century, African American women have been participants in creating access to educational attainment of blacks and improving the material conditions of the black community. The relatively little-known history of African American founders of institutions and their contributions are not well publicized and acknowledged (Wolfam, 1997). Pioneering African American educators, such as Lucy Laney, who founded the Haines Normal School in Atlanta in 1866, and Anna Julia Cooper and Rosetta Lawson, founders of Frelinghuysen University in ...

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