7 Black Female Educators Who Made History And Transformed Classrooms

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Charlotte Forten Grimke

1837 – 1914

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Charlotte Forten Grimke was an important member of the boots-on-the-ground team responsible for educating newly freed slaves following the Civil War. She was the first Black teacher at a school in South Carolina that brought former slaves up to the educational standards of schools at that time, and prepared them for life outside of slavery.

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