1879
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney becomes the first African American in the U.S. to receive a diploma in nursing.
1886
  • Lucy Craft Laney begins Haines Normal and Industrial Institute to prepare Blacks for college level instruction and to train Blacks as instructors.
1890
  • The University of Michigan awards the Doctor of Dental Surgery to Ida Gray, making her the first African American woman to receive the degree.
1895
  • The first Black woman to serve on a board of education, appointed to the Washington, D.C. Board of Education, is Mary Church Terrell.
1897
  • Anna Julia Cooper is the only woman elected into membership in the American Negro Academy.
  • Anita Hemmings is the first Black to graduate from Vassar College in New York.
1901
  • Jane Anna Granderson and Claudia Turner White are first to receive college degrees from Spelman Seminary.
1904
  • Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School, later named Bethune-Cookman College is founded by Mary McLeod Bethune.

 

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HUAN 4 
May 2000