1908
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is founded at Howard University.
1909
  • National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington, D.C. is set up by Nannie Helen Burroughs.
1913
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is founded at Howard University
1914
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People begins awarding the Spingarn Medal for achievements by a Black person.
1915
  • Hannah Pierce Lowe forms the Organization of Teachers of Colored Children in New Jersey and becomes the first woman awarded a certificate by the American Teachers Association.
1916
  • The first African American nurse officially to enroll in the Red Cross nursing service is Frances Elliott Davis.
1918
  • Chicago School of Music awards the Master of Music to Nora Douglas Holt, the first African American to earn an advanced degree in music.
1921
  • Georgiana R. Simpson, Sadie Tanner Mossel (Alexander), and Eva Dykes are the first Black women to earn PhD. degrees in the U.S.
1922
  • Mary B. Talbert is the first woman to receive the Spingarn Medal awarded by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

 

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HUAN 4 
May 2000