So many things looked different this summer -- even our students’ faces! Face masks have become part of our everyday lives, and are critical to keeping our communities safe. But that doesn’t mean they have to be boring!
Horizons teamed with supermodel Karolina Kurkova and fashion company Billie Blooms to launch anew Back to School mask collection featuring unique designs hand-drawn by Horizons students. All proceeds from the Billie Blooms + Horizons Back to School mask collection benefit Horizons and help us continue to support students and families as we all navigate the back-to-school season.
Today, our Black Educator Series features Inez Beverly Prosser and Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown.
Inez Beverly Prosser is often regarded as the first Black female to receive a PhD in psychology, and had a lifelong passion for education. Prosser was born in Yoakum, Texas in 1897, where she began her career as a teacher after receiving her degree in teacher training. After accepting a teaching position in Austin, Prosser began taking classes at Samuel Huston college to earn her Bachelor's degree. However, due to segregated schools, Prosser was forced to leave Texas to complete her graduate studies, eventually receiving her PhD in psychology from the University of Cincinnati.