In Memoriam: Camilla Ella Williams (1919-2012)

She was professor emerita at Indiana University and the first Black woman to perform for a major U.S. opera company.

In Memoriam: Stewart B. Fulbright (1919-2012)

He was the first dean of the School of Business at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

In Memoriam: Robert Lee Carter (1917-2012)

Carter argued 22 cases before the Supreme Court. He won 21 times.

In Memoriam: Ernest L. Holloway (1930-2011)

He served as president of Langston University in Oklahoma for a quarter-century.

In Memoriam: Ofield Dukes (1932-2011)

He taught at both Howard University and American University.

In Memoriam: E. Dean Montgomery (1951-2011)

He was executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operations officer at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

In Memoriam: Royzell L. Dillard

He served on the faculty at Hampton University for 25 years.

In Memoriam: Winston C. Doby (1941-2011)

He was vice chancellor of student affairs at UCLA from 1981 to 2001.

In Memoriam: Edward N. Thompson (1953-2011)

He was director of development for the Office of Educational Equity at Pennsylvania State University.

In Memoriam: Daniel T. Stallworth (1932-2011)

He taught mathematics at Alabama State University for nearly a half century.

In Memoriam: Rudolph P. Byrd (1953-2011)

A prominent black studies scholar, he authored or edited 11 books.

In Memoriam: Muriel Grey Feelings (1938-2011)

The award-winning author of children's books, she was the longtime director of the Community Education Program at Temple University.

In Memoriam: Rose Embly McCoy (1914-2011)

She served on the Jackson State University faculty for more than 35 years.

In Memoriam: Derrick Albert Bell Jr. (1930-2011)

He was Harvard Law School's first tenured black professor and a pioneer of critical race theory.

In Memoriam: Fred L. Shuttlesworth (1922-2011)

An icon of the civil rights movement has passed.

In Memoriam: James Edward Bowman (1923-2011)

The father of presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, Dr. Bowman was the first African-American tenured faculty member in the biological sciences at the University of Chicago.

In Memoriam: Wangari Maathai (1940-2011)

Professor Maathai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

In Memoriam: Walter D. Clark (1952-2011)

He was dean of enrollment management and judicial affairs at Roxbury Community College in Boston.

In Memoriam: James Earl McLeod (1944-2011)

James Earl McLeod, vice chancellor of students and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has died after a battle with cancer.

New Law School Scholarship Honors the First Black Federal Judge in Arkansas

The William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has established a new scholarship program to honor George Howard Jr., the first African-American federal judge in Arkansas.

In Memoriam: Etta B. Stinson Williamson (1905-2011)

Etta B. Stinson Williamson, the oldest graduate of Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, died last month at the age of 106.

In Memoriam: John Q. Taylor King Sr. (1921-2011)

John Q. Taylor King Sr., the longest-serving president of what is now Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, died earlier this month. He was 89...

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Melvin B. Tolson Jr., Richard David Morrison, and Oscar A. Rogers Jr. recently passed away.

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Matthew J. Perry (1921-2011) Matthew J. Perry, civil rights leader and the first African-American federal judge in South Carolina, died late last month at his...

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Frank W. Hale Jr., civil rights activist and vice president emeritus at Ohio State University, died last week from cancer. He was 84 years old.

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