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Black History Month | Jewel Limar Prestage
Jewel Limar Prestage (August 12, 1931-August 1, 2014) in 1954 became the first African-American woman to earn a PhD in Political Science at an American University (University of Iowa) at the age of twenty-two. Making her one of the youngest in the nation to hold a doctorate.
She became the first African-American woman Chair of the National Advisory Council on Women’s Educational Programs for the U.S. Department of Education, following her appointment by President Jimmy Carter.
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