Breaking Barriers: The First Ladies of Education

DeWitt S. Williams, EdD, MA, MPH

Three black women shattered the academic ceiling at all-white Ivy League institutions a century ago. The trio of Sadie Mossell (Alexander), Georgiana Simpson, and Eva Dykes faced massive obstacles to do the impossible: become the first black women to earn PhDs.

This true story by DeWitt S. Williams shares the struggles and dreams of these exceptional ladies. Dr. Williams was a former student of Dr. Dykes and wrote this book out of admiration for her Christian character. When he studied the other two ladies, he was amazed at their contributions to African American history. In his groundbreaking book, Williams shares the compelling story of extraordinary people who overcame obstacles and adversity to become the first black women to earn PhDs.

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