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Historically Black College Notables




Andrew (Rube) Foster

Andrew (Rube) Foster, a founder of  Negro baseball leagues and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame,

Shilah Phillips

Shilah Phillips is an American entertainer, beauty pageant contestant, and the 2006 winner of the Miss Texas title. She is the first African American winner of the coveted crown in its 75 year history. Phillips was named first runner-up to Miss America on January 29, 2007.









John Robert Edward Lee

In 1904 he founded the National Association of Teachers in Colored Schools, of which he was president for the first five years.  In 1966, NEA, the white  teachers association, merged officially with the American Teachers Association, the historically Black teachers association originally founded as the National Association of Teachers in Colored Schools.




Richard Henry Boyd, Baptist leader, publisher, and entrepreneur. In 1870 he organized six churches into the first black Baptist association in Texas. In 1876 black Texas Baptists selected Boyd as their representative to the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. In 1897 he founded the National Baptist Publishing Board. The board issued the first series of Baptist literature for blacks ever published. The National Baptist Publishing Board soon developed into the main source of religious literature for black Baptists throughout the world.