Equal Opportunity Schools: Celebrating Judge Charles V. Johnson

Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates the end of Black History Month we honor a leader who has had an impact on our organization’s work and the city of Seattle where EOS is located. The late Judge Charles V. Johnson graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 1957. He was the only African American to finish in his class. In 1981, he was appointed to King County Superior Court (Washington) and was chosen to be the Presiding Judge, becoming the first and only African American to hold that position. He served as the president of both the Northwest Region of the NAACP and the American Judges Association. Judge Johnson reminds us that we all have a part to play in creating racial equity.

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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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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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Join us in honoring Black History Month

Black History Month is an opportunity to emphasize and celebrate the history, achievements, and culture of Black people. At Equal Opportunity Schools, day in and day out we continue our advocacy for Black, Latino and low-income students, ensuring equitable access to education.


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