Honors and Awards

• Alexander G. Clark Sr. was inducted posthumously into the Iowa African-American Hall of Fame. In 1867, more than 85 years before Brown v. Board of Education, Clark successfully filed suit to gain admittance of his daughter to the racially segregated public schools. He later successfully fought to have his son admitted to the law school at the University of Iowa. In 1879, his son became the first African-American graduate of the school. Five years later, Alexander Sr. was the second African-American graduate of the law school The father/son pair practiced law together in Iowa and Illinois.

In 1890, Alexander was named U.S. minister to Liberia. He died in Africa while serving his country a year later.

• Lovell A. Jones, professor at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and director of the Center for Research on Minority Health at the University of Texas in Houston and professor at the University of Houston, was selected to receive the Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award. He will receive the honor at the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in San Diego in April.

Dr. Jones holds a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of California at Berkeley.

• Joycelyn Elders, the former Surgeon General of the United States and currently professor emerita at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, will be honored by the establishment of an endowed chair at the University of Minnesota Medical School. The Jocelyn Elders Chair in Sexual Health Education is being established, in part, with funds from Adam & Eve, a company which sells sex toys, exotic lingerie, and other adult products.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Census Bureau Finds White Households Were Ten Times Wealthier Than Black Households in 2021

In 2021, White households represented 65.3 percent of all American homes, but owned 80 percent of all wealth. In comparison, Black households represented 13.6 percent of all households, but held only 4.7 percent of all wealth.

Bonita Brown Named Fourteenth Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University

Earlier in her career, Dr. Brown served as an assistant attorney with Winston-Salem State University. On July 1, she will return to the historically Black university as its fourteenth chancellor.

Study Debunks Popular Theory that Incarceration Leads to Safer Communities for Black Americans

A new study from Boston University has challenged the assumption that incarceration leads to safer communities, finding higher rates of incarceration in Black communities results in higher gun violence in those same communities. This pattern was not found among White or Hispanic neighborhoods.

Jonathan Jefferson Appointed President of Roxbury Community College in Boston

Dr. Jefferson comes to his new role with more than three decades of professional experience. He has been serving  as chief academic officer and provost at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Featured Jobs