7 Black Female Educators Who Made History And Transformed Classrooms

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Carlotta Walls LaNier

Born 1942

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Carlotta Walls LaNier was a student who changed history, and later became one of the Black female educators who did so. She was one of the Little Rock Nine – nine Black students who were the first to enroll in a formerly all-white high school in Little Rock Arkansas, an event that would mark the beginnings of the desegregation of schools. As an adult, LaNier is the President of the Little Rock Nine Foundation, which is a financial aid and mentoring organization fighting for educational equity for children of color.

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