1983
  • The first Black woman in the U.S. to earn a Ph.D in mechanical engineering is Christine Darden.
1987
  • The first woman president of Lincoln University is Niara Sudarkasa.
  • Johnnetta B. Cole becomes the first Black woman president of Spelman College.
1990
  • Marguerite Barnett becomes the first woman and first Black president of the University of Houston.
  • The first woman and Black woman elected Mayor of Washington, D.C is Sharon Pratt Kelly.
1992
  • Blenda J. Wilson becomes the first Black woman president of University of Michigan, Dearborn.
1993
  • Barbara Ross-Lee, dean of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan is the first Black woman to head a medical school in the U.S.
1994
  • The first Conference for Black Women in the Academy: Defending Our Name is held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1995
  • Dr. Joyce Ladner, first female president of Howard University, is assigned to the Washington, D.C. Control Board.
1999
  • Black Women in the Academy 2: Service and Leadership is held at Howard University, Washington, D.C.
 

Compiled by Kathy I. Jenkins

 

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HUAN 4 
May 2000