Mary Jane Patterson the first African-American woman to receive a B.A degree in 1862 is born.
Educator Mary Jane Patterson is considered to be the first African American woman to receive a B.A. degree when she graduated from Oberlin College in 1862. A fellow Oberlin alumnus, Lucy Stanton Day Sessions, graduated twelve years earlier but was not in a program that awarded official bachelor’s degrees. (BlackPast)
Mary Jane Patterson – Educator – Associated Links:
- Mary Jane Patterson | AAREG: https://aaregistry.org/story/mary-jane-patterson-pioneering-educator-born/h
- Mary Jane Patterson | Biography: https://www.biography.com/people/mary-jane-patterson
- Mary Jane Patterson | Cultural Tourism DC: https://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/mary-jane-patterson-residence-african-american-heritage-trail
- Mary Jane Patterson (1940 to 1894) | City of Maricopa, Arizona: http://www.maricopa-az.gov/web/featured-contributors/1989-mary-jane-patterson-1840-to-1894-education-pioneer
Mary Jane Patterson – Educator – Related Articles:
- “How the Daughter of a Slave Became the First African-American Woman to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree” | TIME: http://time.com/4788672/mary-jane-patterson-history/
- “The Mary Jane Patterson Fellowship for Aspiring Principals” | DCPS: https://dcps.dc.gov/page/%0Bmary-jane-patterson-fellowship-aspiring-principals
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