Dr. Condoleezza Rice, PhD, American political scientist, pianist, professor & diplomat. She was the 1st African American woman, the 2nd African American & the 2nd woman to serve as US Secretary of State. She also was the 1st woman to serve as National Security Advisor. She has been criticized for her connection to George W. Bush, WMD/Iraq War, her conservative views & lack of engagement with the Black community. She is currently a Stanford professor & Hoover Institute Sr. Fellow.
Botanist Carrie M. Derick (1862-1941) was the first female university professor in Canada, and became a full professor at McGill University in 1912. This photograph may have been taken by journalist Watson Davis at the British Association of Science meeting, Toronto, Canada, August 1924 Cite As: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Juneteenth: Celebration commemorating the end of slavery
This group of fugitive slaves escaped to freedom in Canada on the Underground Railroad and took up residence in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert (1866-1961)
What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. In stories both humorous and touching, Bain describes examples of ingenuity and compassion, of students' discoveries of new ideas and the depth of their own potential.
Edmond Albius - As a 12-year-old slave, he out-mastered university professors and developed a way to grow vanilla outside of Mexico. Albius' technique was used in Madagascar to cultivate vanilla , and today Madagascar remains the world's chief vanilla producer.