Equal Opportunity Schools: Celebrating Kelly Miller

Equal Opportunity Schools is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing inspirational Black educators. Kelly Miller was noticed at a young age for his aptitude in mathematics, leading to a scholarship to Howard University. He later became the first black man admitted to Johns Hopkins University, working on post-graduate work in mathematics, physics and astronomy. Miller returned to Howard University to teach sociology (a first) and became the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. For over a half century, Miller was an important figure in the intellectual life of black America.

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Join Keynote Speaker Dr. Karen Mapp at EOS’ Virtual Symposium

Join Equal Opportunity Schools for a conversation with Dr. Karen Mapp of the Harvard School of Graduate Education, at EOS’ Free Virtual Symposium: Race, Equity & The Future of School. Dr. Mapp is an expert in school, family, and community engagement and will provide insight into how those connections can boost student achievement and school improvements efforts.

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Equal Opportunity Schools: Celebrating Fanny Jackson Coppin

Equal Opportunity Schools is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing inspirational Black educators. While at Oberlin College, Fanny Jackson Coppin was the first Black person chosen to be a pupil-teacher. In her senior year, she organized evening classes to teach freedmen. Upon graduation, Coppin was appointed to the Institute for Colored Youth and within four years became head principal, influencing two generations of young people. In 1881, she married and together with her husband, the were a driving force in Black America.

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Equal Opportunity Schools: Celebrating Charles Hamilton Houston

Equal Opportunity Schools is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing inspirational Black leaders. Charles Hamilton Houston taught at Howard University, became a lawyer, and the first African American editor of the Harvard Law Review.

In 1929, Houston joined Howard Law School’s faculty, mentored Thurgood Marshall, and played a role in nearly every civil rights case before the Supreme Court (1930-1954). The Charles Hamilton Houston Hall (Howard University School of Law) and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice (Harvard Law School) are named for him.

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Equal Opportunity Schools: Celebrating Mary McLeod Bethune

Equal Opportunity Schools is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing a truly inspirational Black educator. Mary McLeod Bethune was a lifelong champion of education and civil rights. She started her career as a teacher before founding Bethune-Cookman College, which provided a place for African American students to pursue a college degree and set the educational standards for today’s black colleges.

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