7 Black Female Educators Who Made History And Transformed Classrooms

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Septima Poinsette Clark

1898 – 1987

Rosa Parks Awarded A Platter During An SCLC Banquet

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Septima Poinsette Clark not only fought for inclusion in educational institutions but she also played a pivotal role in increasing the Black vote in Charleston, South Carolina. On the educational front, she petitioned the city to change the policy at the time to allow for the hiring of Black educators. Additionally, she helped teach the Black community the level of literacy and math required for voter eligibility.

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