Famous Black Educators

Ta-Nehisi CoatesTa-Nehisi Coates
30 September 1975, American
Author
Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875, American
Educator

Ayodele AwojobiAyodele Awojobi
12 March 1937, Nigerien
Academic

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
09 September 1914, American
Mathematics Educator

Carter WoodsonCarter Woodson
19 December 1875, American
Historian

Betty ShabazzBetty Shabazz
28 May 1934, American
Educator
John McWhorterJohn McWhorter
06 October 1965, American
Linguist

Henry Louis Gates Jr.Henry Louis Gates Jr.
16 September 1950, American
Author

Anita HillAnita Hill
30 July 1956, American
Attorney
Natasha TretheweyNatasha Trethewey
26 April 1966, American
Poet

Myles MunroeMyles Munroe
20 April 1954, Bahamian
Writer
Ron DellumsRon Dellums
24 November 1935, American
Politician

Max RoachMax Roach
10 January 1924, American
Musician

Derrick BellDerrick Bell
06 November 1930, American
Lawyer

Ron CarterRon Carter
04 May 1937, American
Musician

Ellis Marsalis Jr.Ellis Marsalis Jr.
14 November 1934, American
Pianist
June Millicent JordanJune Jordan
09 July 1936, American
Poet

Jackie McLeanJackie McLean
17 May 1931, American
Musician

Babatunde OlatunjiBabatunde Olatunji
07 April 1927, Nigerian, American
Musician, Percussionist

Edna LewisEdna Lewis
13 April 1916, Central African, American
Chef
Toni Cade BambaraToni Cade Bambara
25 March 1939, American
Author

Archie SheppArchie Shepp
24 May 1937, American
Jazz Saxophonist
Johnnetta ColeJohnnetta Cole
19 October 1936, American
Anthropologist and educator

Anthony BraxtonAnthony Braxton
04 June 1945, American
Composer

Jaramogi Oginga OdingaJaramogi Oginga Odinga
30 September 1911, Kenyan
Politician
Septima Poinsette ClarkSeptima Poinsette Clark
03 May 1898, American
Educator

Barry HarrisBarry Harris
15 December 1929, American
Pianist
Theaster GatesTheaster Gates
28 August 1973, American
Artist

Carole SimpsonCarole Simpson
07 December 1941, American
Broadcaster

John Edgar WidemanJohn Edgar Wideman
14 June 1941, American
Author
E. R. BraithwaiteE. R. Braithwaite
27 June 1912, Guyanese
Novelist

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Mary Ann Shadd CaryMary Ann Shadd
09 October 1823, Canadian, American
Activist
Autherine LucyAutherine Lucy
05 October 1929, American
Civil Rights Activist, Educator

Richard Theodore GreenerRichard Theodore Greener
30 January 1844, American
Educator

Mulgrew MillerMulgrew Miller
13 August 1955, American
American musician

Clara LuperClara Luper
03 May 1923, American
Schoolteacher
Charles S. JohnsonCharles S. Johnson
24 July 1893, American
Sociologist
Milt HintonMilt Hinton
23 June 1910, American
Double Bassist

Charlotte Forten GrimkéCharlotte Forten Grimké
17 August 1837, American
Poet

Efua SutherlandEfua Sutherland
27 June 1924, Ghanaian
Playwright

Todd DuncanTodd Duncan
12 February 1903, American
Baritone
David KatoDavid Kato
13 February 1964, Ugandan
Teacher

Janet CollinsJanet Collins
07 March 1917, American
Ballet Dancer

Christopher OkigboChristopher Okigbo
16 August 1932, Nigerian
Poet

Sarah Louise DelanySarah Louise Delany
19 September 1889, American
Educator

Ola RotimiOla Rotimi
13 April 1938, Nigerian
Playwright
Okwui EnwezorOkwui Enwezor
23 October 1963, Nigerian
Curator

Dennis BrutusDennis Brutus
28 November 1924, South African
Author
Claude BrownClaude Brown
23 February 1937, American
Author

Lloyd RichardsLloyd Richards
29 June 1919, Canadian, American
Theatrical Director

Benedict Wallet VilakaziBenedict Wallet Vilakazi
06 January 1906, South African
Author
Daniel O. FagunwaDaniel O. Fagunwa
1903 AD, Nigerian
Author

Jessie FausetJessie Redmon Fauset
27 April 1882, American
Editor
Flora NwapaFlora Nwapa
13 January 1931, Nigerian
Author

Roland HannaRoland Hanna
10 February 1932, American
Pianist

Haki R. MadhubutiHaki R. Madhubuti
23 February 1942, American
Author

Hale WoodruffHale Woodruff
26 August 1900, American
Artist

Harold CruseHarold Cruse
08 March 1916, American
Critic
Lucy Craft LaneyLucy Craft Laney
13 April 1854, American
Educator

Abdias do NascimentoAbdias do Nascimento
14 March 1914, Brazilian
Scholar

Rex NettlefordRex Nettleford
03 February 1933, Jamaican
Scholar

Claude AkeClaude Ake
18 February 1939, Nigerian
Political Scientist
Sterling BrownSterling Brown
01 May 1901, American
Professor

T'Keyah Crystal KeymahT'Keyah Crystal Keymah
13 October 1962, American
Actress
Fannie Barrier WilliamsFannie Barrier Williams
12 February 1855, American
Educator

Albert RabyAlbert Raby
1933 AD, Italian
Teacher

Owen DodsonOwen Dodson
28 November 1914, American
Poet
Sophia B. PackardSophia B. Packard
03 January 1824, American
Educator

Barbara ChristianBarbara Christian
12 December 1943, American
Author
Michael S. HarperMichael S. Harper
18 March 1938, American
Poet

Carlos BakerCarlos Baker
05 May 1909, American
Writer

Chuck StoneChuck Stone
21 July 1924, American
Newspaper editor
Francis Aidan GasquetFrancis Aidan Gasquet
05 October 1846, British
Monk

Davidson NicolDavidson Nicol
14 September 1924, Sierra Leonean
Diplomat
Euphrase KezilahabiEuphrase Kezilahabi
13 April 1944, Tanzanian
Novelist

Ellen KuzwayoEllen Kuzwayo
29 June 1914, South African
Politician

Todd MatshikizaTodd Matshikiza
1921 AD, South African
Jazz pianist

Davidson Don Tengo JabavuDavidson Don Tengo Jabavu
20 October 1885, South African
Politician
Melvin TolsonMelvin Tolson
06 February 1898, American
Poet
Augusta Braxton BakerAugusta Braxton Baker
01 April 1911, American
Librarian

William Christopher HandyWilliam Christopher Handy
16 November 1873, American
Composer

Francis SelormeyFrancis Selormey
15 April 1927, Ghanaian
Novelist

Eddie RobinsonEddie Robinson
13 February 1919, American
Football coach
Maggie Lena Draper WalkerMaggie Lena Draper Walker
15 July 1864, American
Entrepreneur

Yusef Abdul LateefYusef Abdul Lateef
09 October 1920, American
Musician