Nov. 21, 2016

Project Uplift Literacy In Their Words My Voice 1922 “The Faith of the American Negro” Wyatt Mordeca

One of the greatest educators this nation has ever produced Wyatt Mordecai Johnson was born in Paris, Tennessee in 1890. A lifelong educator, Johnson held degrees from a number of institutions including a 1911 A.B. from Morehouse College and a Doctor of Divinity degree from Howard University. Three years after his graduation from Howard he became the first African-American president of that institution and remained at the university’s helm for the next thirty-four years. In 1922, 32-year old Johnson was selected to be the commencement speaker at Harvard University.