GM – FBF – A winner is a person that gets up one more time than she is knocked down
Remember – I knew well that the only way I could get that door open was to knock it down; because I knocked all of them down. – Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander
Today in our History – Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander (January
2, 1898 – November 1, 1989), was the first African-American woman to receive a
Ph.D. in economics in the United States (1921), and the first woman to receive
a law degree from the
University of Pennsylvania Law School. She was the first African-American woman
to practice law in Pennsylvania. She was the first national president of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, serving from 1919 to 1923.
In 1946 she was appointed to the President’s Committee on Civil Rights established by Harry Truman. She was the first African-American woman appointed as Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia. She and her husband were both active in civil rights. In 1952 she was appointed to the city’s Commission on Human Relations, serving through 1968. She was President of John F. Kennedy Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (1963). Research more about this great American and teach your babies. Make it a champion day!