Today in History: Three African American Women Served as Presidents

Licoln UniOn July 1st, 1987, for the first time in history, there were three African American women serving as Presidents of Four Year Colleges and Universities in America.

They were – Dr. Niara Sudarkasa- President of Lincoln University in Pennslyvania; Dr. Johnetta Cole, President of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia; and Dr. Gloria Randle Scott, President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Dr. Sudarkasa was appointed in February of 1987; Dr. Gloria Scott appointed March 1987, and Dr. Johnetta Cole appointed in May, 1987.

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