As our country grapples with racial injustice, our team at Horizons was eager to lift up Black voices and honor the impact that Black educators have had on America’s young people. Today, we celebrate their stories with our Black Voices in Education Card Series, a downloadable digital resource highlighting Black educators. Click here to download the resource!
Black Educator Series
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.