Unsung Legacies of Educators and Events in African American Education

  • Andrea D. Lewis
  • Nicole A. Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Nicole A. Taylor, Andrea D. Lewis
    Pages 1-5
  3. Individual Achievements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Meredith Cooper Brown, Nicole A. Taylor
      Pages 9-15
    3. Sydney M. Phillips, Nicole A. Taylor
      Pages 17-21
    4. Kiara Thorpe, Nicole A. Taylor
      Pages 23-26
    5. Miracle Harris, Phelina Robinson, Tierra Wright, Nicole A. Taylor
      Pages 27-32
    6. Cydni Burton, Nu’Nauvia Peacock, Phelina Robinson, Nicole A. Taylor
      Pages 33-40
    7. Kaylah Y’vanti Holmes, Andrea D. Lewis
      Pages 41-46
    8. Chateé Omísadé Richardson, Najhala Hall
      Pages 47-51
    9. Seana Deas, Andrea D. Lewis
      Pages 53-58
    10. Jordyn Nicole Booth, Andrea D. Lewis
      Pages 59-66
    11. Jaela Stayton, Chateé Omísadé Richardson
      Pages 67-73
    12. Kiara Thorpe, Andrea D. Lewis
      Pages 75-82
    13. L. Nzingha Samuel, Seana Deas
      Pages 83-88
  4. Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Mikia Deshai Frazier, Andrea D. Lewis
      Pages 91-96
    3. Chloe White, Nicole A. Taylor
      Pages 97-101
    4. Najhala Hall, Andrea D. Lewis
      Pages 103-109
    5. Nia D. Bester, Andrea D. Lewis
      Pages 111-119
  5. Organizations and Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Nicole A. Taylor
      Pages 123-127
    3. Kamaria Excell, Andrea D. Lewis
      Pages 129-138
    4. Kyran Danielle Brooks, Nicole A. Taylor
      Pages 139-147
    5. Jade Lockard, Andrea D. Lewis
      Pages 149-153
    6. JonBonaé Shipman, Nicole A. Taylor
      Pages 155-163
    7. Kamaria Excell, Andrea D. Lewis
      Pages 165-170
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Christal Walker, Andrea D. Lewis, Nicole A. Taylor
      Pages 173-175
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 177-179

About this book


This book describes the contributions of twenty-two educators and events that have shaped the field of education, often receiving little to no public recognition, including: Edmonia Godelle Highgate, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Selena Sloan Butler, Alonzo Aristotle Crim, Sabbath Schools, and African American Boarding Schools. These individuals and events have established and sustained education in communities across the United States. This book will help foster a renewed sense of importance both for those considering teaching and for teachers in classrooms across the country.


Edmonia Godelle Highgate Nannie Helen Burroughs Fannie C. Williams Frederick Douglass Patterson Frances Brock Starms Alonzo Aristotle Crim Asa G. Hilliard Brown vs Board of Education Birmingham Children’s Crusade of 1963 Sabbath Schools HBCU Laboratory Schools Intercommunal Youth Institute African American Boarding Schools

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea D. Lewis
    • 1
  • Nicole A. Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.Education DepartmentSpelman CollegeAtlanta, GAUSA
  2. 2.Education DepartmentSpelman CollegeAtlanta, GAUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90127-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90128-2
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