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Lewis Baxter Moore

February 8, 2010

Born in Huntsville, Alabama Lewis Baxter Moore (1866-1928) earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at Fisk University. In 1896 he became the first African-American to earn a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, with a dissertation on “The Stage in Sophocles.” He taught Latin, pedagogy, psychology, philosophy and education at Howard University, until 1899, then he joined the university’s administration as the Dean of  Howard’s Teachers’ College.

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