As part of the centennial celebration of Myrtilla Miner founding the school, Miner Teacher College officials and descendants of Ms. Miner held a ceremony at her gravesite, at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Georgetown. Dr. Garnet Wilkinson, First Assistant,...
As part of the centennial celebration of Myrtilla Miner founding the school, Miner Teacher College officials and descendants of Ms. Miner held a ceremony at her gravesite, on March 7, 1951, at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Georgetown, DC.
Founded in 1851, Miss Miner’s school became known under the following names: 1) Colored Girl’s school, 2) Miner Normal School, 3) Washington Normal School #2, 4) Miner Normal School (a second time), and 5) Miner Teachers College. The school was...
College Theater -- Washington (D.C.) -- Miner Teachers College;
Miner Teachers College;
Cooke, Paul P.
One of the most important productions of the Miner Dramatics Club was “The Life of Myrtilla Miner, a play written by Dr. Paul P. Cooke, then an English instructor, and presented during Miner’s Centennial Observance in March 1951
Miner Normal School; Miner Normal School -- Catalogs
The 1920s was an era in which there was an emphasis on reform and progress in education, and this was reflected in the curriculum offered at Miner. In 1921, Miner’s new principal, Eugene Clark, reorganized the curriculum of Miner Normal School,...
African Americans -- Education;
Miner Normal School;
Miner Teachers College;
Teachers, Training of
Illustration of Myrtilla Miner (1815-1864), founder of the Miner School, which became Miner Teachers College. Miss Miner was a native of New York, and had also taught planters’ daughters in Mississippi. Miss Miner became determined to improve the...
Education -- Law and Legislation;
Miner Teachers College
Myrtilla Miner’s school was inactive for a lack of funds between 1860 and 1871. A bill considered in the US Senate to incorporate the Institution for Colored Youth in Washington, DC, Feb. 17, 1863. This institution incorporated in 1863.
College presidents – Washington (D.C.) -- District of Columbia Teachers College;
District Of Columbia Teachers College;
District Of Columbia Teachers College – Presidents
Dr. Paul P. Cooke, was the third president of DCTC and served from 1966 through 1974.
Dr. Cooke has lived in the District of Columbia since 1921, when his family moved from Harlem, New York. He graduated from Dunbar High School. He earned a BA...
Ellen O'Connor served as Secretary of the Institution for the Education of Colored Youth. She wrote this biography of Myrtilla Miner, founder of Miner Normal School, based on Miss Miner's personal papers, the recollections of Ms. Miner's...