Dr. Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander was born on this day in 1898. She was the first African-American to receive a doctorate in economics.
Dr. John Hope Franklin, historian and author, was born on this day in 1915.
Dr. Clifton Wharton, Jr. Became the 14th president of Michigan State University on this day in 1970, becoming the first African-American president of a predominately white university.
Credit: Black History Facts
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