The first black woman to earn an Education Ph.D. in the United States, Jane Ellen McAllister (Ph.D. 1929) will be posthumously honored this weekend by her hometown of Vicksburg, Mississippi, with a plaque celebrating her many accomplishments and a proclamation from TC President Thomas Bailey in recognition of the “Teachers College hero who embodied the College’s values, beliefs and aspirations.” #TCAlumni

https://www.tc.columbia.edu/articles/2019/august/celebrating-a-landmark-southern-educator–and-tc-hero/ Mississippi honors the late Jane Ellen McAllister, the nation’s first black woman to receive a Ph.D. in Education.