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Catalog Number PHO.01730
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Georgianna Simpson was born in 1866 and raised in District of Columbia, where she graduated from Normal School under the Leadership of Dr. Lucy Moten. In 1885, at the age of 19, she became a teacher. She then set sail for Germany to study the German language and literature. In 1921 she was the first black woman to be awarded a PhD at the University of Chicago. She later went on to study French language and literature. She edited Grangston La Coste's Toussain L' Ouveture and became a professor at Howard Univeristy, retiring in 1939. Georgianna Simpson died in 1944.
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Title Simpson, Georgianna
Collection AAHA's Photo Collection
People Simpson, Georgianna
Subjects teacher
Howard University