Dykes, Eva Beatrice, 1893-

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From the description of Reminiscences of Eva Beatrice Dykes : oral history, 1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122620469

African American English professor at Howard University and the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D at Radcliffe College, in 1921.

From the description of Papers, 1914-1977. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70941120

  • 1893 Aug. 13: Born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1910: Graduated from M St., (later renamed Dunbar High School) and began college program at Howard University.
  • 1914: Received BA degree from Howard University. Joined faculty of Walden University In Nashville, TN.
  • 1915 - 1918 : Attended and received both A.B. and A.M. degrees and began research on her Ph.D. degree from Radcliffe College in Boston, MA.
  • 1920: Appointed teacher of English at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C.
  • 1921: Awarded Ph.D. degree by Radcliffe College. She was the first Black woman to finish the requirements for a Ph.D degree.
  • 1929 - 1944 : Served as Professor of English at Howard University.
  • 1944 Sept.: Joined faculty of Oakwood College in Huntsville, AL as chairperson of the English Department.
  • 1967: Retired.
  • 1970: Called from retirement to resume teaching career at Oakwood College.
  • 1973 April 22: Dedication ceremony was held for the Eva B. Dykes Library at Oakwood College.
  • 1973: Retired.
  • 1986 Oct. 29: Died in Huntsville, AL

Source: Eva B. Dykes Papers.

From the guide to the Eva B. Dykes Papers, 1914-1977, (Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University)

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referencedIn Black Women Oral History Project. Interviews, 1976-1981 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Dykes, Eva Beatrice, 1893-. Reminiscences of Eva Beatrice Dykes : oral history, 1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Black Women Oral History Project. Records, 1976-1997 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Radcliffe College Afro-American students, 1983- Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Dykes, Eva Beatrice, 1893-. Papers, 1914-1977. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
creatorOf Eva B. Dykes Papers, 1914-1977 Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
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Birth 1893-08-13

Death 1986-10-29

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