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Underwater sculpture of African slaves who were pushed or jumped overboard on the Middle Passage near Grenada. (Jason Decaires Taylor)
Ethelyn Mildred Taylor Chisum (1895-1983), an African American teacher & administrator born in Dallas on June 9, 1895. After graduating from Prairie View State Normal & Industrial College in 1913, she taught in the public schools in Texas (1916–23) and served as president of the Dallas Teachers Council, an affiliate of the National Education Association, from 1948-1958 and as an advisor to the council from 1959-1965. She was the NEA membership chairwoman for North Texas from 1955-1960.