Otelia Cromwell Professor

Otelia Cromwell (April 8, 1874 - April 25, 1972) was the first African-American graduate of Smith College. The college later began the tradition of canceling afternoon and evening classes in her honor every November as a venue to talk about race and diversity. Cromwell went on to become an educator, teaching in a public school in Washington D.C. She eventually earned a master's degree from Columbia University in New York City, then went to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and received her Ph.D in 1926. In doing, so she was the first African-American woman to receive a Yale degree. Cromwell went on to became a professor at Miner Teachers College, later heading the literature department. She wrote a variety of books and articles, including a biography of Lucretia Mott. Cromwell retired in 1944. A private high school in Washington D.C., Cromwell Academy, was named in honor of Otelia and her brother John by its founder, Ruby Woodson. Founded in 1972 to provide college preparatory education to high potential students of all social and economic backgrounds, the academy opened its doors in the educational annex of Peoples Congregational Church.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 8th, 1874
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
April 25th, 1972 at age of 98
Ethnicity
African American

Education

1. Yale University Colleges/University

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2013. 20.8 bil. $
2012. 19.3 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1701
Headquarters
246 Church Street, 06520 - New Haven, Connecticut
Undergraduates
2012. 5,379
2010. 5,310
2009. 5,270
Postgraduates
2012. 6,501
2011. 6,318
2010. 6,391
Acceptance rate
2014. 6.26 %
2012. 7.1 %
2012. 6.8 %
2010. 8.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 44 K $
2012. 42.3 K $
2011. 40.5 K $
2010. 38.3 K $
Official web page www.yale.edu
Wikipedia article
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Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Yale University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1870., Professor
b. 1943., Professor
b. 1940., Professor
b. 1946., Professor
b. 1953., Professor
b. 1938., Professor
b. 1971., Professor
b. 1936., Professor

2. Smith College Colleges/University

Smith College is a private, independent women's liberal arts college located in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States. It is the largest member of the Seven Sisters. Smith is also a member of the Five Colleges consortium, which allows its students to attend classes at four other Pioneer Valley institutions: Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked it 14th among Best Liberal Arts Colleges. Notable alumnae include Catharine MacKinnon, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Julia Child, Madeleine L'Engle, Sylvia Plath, Sherry Rehman, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Rochelle Lazarus, Laura D'Andrea Tyson and Yolanda King.

Type Private school
Endowment
2013. 1.56 bil. $
2010. 1.24 bil. $
Institution colors
Headquarters
7 College Lane, 01063 - Northampton, Massachusetts
Undergraduates
2013. 2,606
2010. 2,588
2009. 2,614
Postgraduates
2013. 427
2010. 525
Acceptance rate
2013. 43.0 %
2011. 45.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 44.5 K $
2010. 38.6 K $
Official web page www.smith.edu
Wikipedia article
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Notable alumni by career
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People attended Smith College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1946., Professor
b. 1949., Professor
b. 1945., Professor
Professor
b. 1871., Physician
b. 1871., Painting Artist
b. 1871., Academic
b. 1878., Writer

3. Columbia University Colleges/University

Columbia University in the City of New York, commonly referred to as Columbia University, is an American private Ivy League research university located in New York City, New York, United States. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Today the university operates seven Columbia Global Centers overseas in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Paris, Mumbai, Santiago and Nairobi.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2012. 8.2 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1754
Headquarters
116th Street and Broadway, 10027 - New York City, New York
Undergraduates
2013. 8,365
2012. 7,814
2010. 7,950
2009. 7,693
Postgraduates
2013. 18,568
2012. 18,657
2010. 17,258
2005. 19,672
Acceptance rate
2013. 7.0 %
2013. 6.89 %
2012. 7.4 %
2012. 7.42 %
2010. 10.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.8 K $
2012. 47.2 K $
2011. 45.3 K $
2010. 41.2 K $
Official web page www.columbia.edu
Wikipedia article
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Notable alumni by career
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Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Columbia University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1964., Professor
b. 1945., Professor
b. 1935., Professor
b. 1895., Professor
b. 1957., Professor
b. 1959., Professor
b. 1911., Professor
b. 1949., Professor

Written work

1.Thomas Heywood; a study in the Elizabethan drama of everyday life

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1928. at London

Wikipedia

Check Otelia Cromwell on wikipedia.

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