Images of the Past: African American Teachers

No matter what career or life path we took, there is likely that stood by us to encourage it or mold it. Today we are exploring Images of the Past with a focus on African American Teachers. From the start of primary schools for freed slaves all the way to HBCUs, African American Teachers have played a pivotal role in shaping the Black Southern Belle and overall community. Here are some beautiful images exploring this group of special men and women. If you have images from your time in school, be sure to share with us on social media using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle

Images of the Past: African American Teachers





Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.–Robert M. Hutchins



My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors. –Maya Angelou

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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  1. Dr. Kim Long
    July 27, 2019 / 1:15 pm

    I am the executive director of the Lowcountry Rice Culture Initiative founded by artist Jonathan Green. Our Women’s Empower Initiative allows senior aged and disabled women to supplement their incomes by handcrafting Lowcountry Lunchbox purses featuring Jonathan’s art. I am hoping you will partner with us to get the word out.

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