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February 4, 2016

Ruth Simmons: 1st African American President Of An Ivy League Institution

Black History: Special Delivery!!

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Dr. Ruth Simmons

 

Dr. Ruth Simmons (1945 – ) was the first African American woman to become a college president at an Ivy League school. She served as president at Brown University in Rhode Island from 2001 – 2012.  She also made history in 1995 when she became president of Smith College. Simmons lead efforts to improve academic programs at both institutions including the launch of an engineering school and Smith College.
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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Rosa Parks!

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Rosa Parks

 

In honor of Rosa Parks birthday, I’m reposting, 10 THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDNT KNOW ABOUT ROSA PARKS.  She was truly a phenomenal woman!  Many focus on her actions that launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  But she was an activist long before that!  She traveled the south on behalf of the NAACP investigating sexual assaults of black women.

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