University of Redlands Honors 105-Year-Old Educator

Dorothy Inghram received the Lifetime Achievement in Educational Justice Award from University of Redlands in California. Inghram, now 105 years old, was was the first black teacher and the first black school principal in San Bernardino County. In 1953 she became the first African-American school district superintendent in the state of California.

Inghram is a 1936 graduate of the University of Redlands and 22 years later earned a master’s degree in education from the university.

She is the author of five books and is working on another. An elementary school and a branch of the public library in San Bernardio are named in her honor.

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  1. Linda Bardere says:

    Dorothy Inghram is truly deserving of her lifetime achievement award. She comes from a family of very successful people. Her brother, Dr. Howard Inghram had an elementary school is San Bernardino named in his honor. It is located only a few blocks from the Dorothy Inghram library.

  2. CarolRrivers says:

    I will love to meet Dorothy. What an honor that would be.

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