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Fran Stott

child development expert, was born Barbara Taylor in Chicago, Illinois, the second daughter of Robert Taylor and Dorothy Taylor. Her parents deeply valued education and public service, and instilled those values in their daughters. Taylor's grandfather, Robert Robinson Taylor, graduated from MIT with a degree in architecture and design, and was vice president of Tuskegee Institute, a historic black college. Her father, Robert Rochon Taylor, a Chicago businessman, became the first African American to chair the Chicago Housing Authority. He focused his daughter Barbara and her older sister, Lauranita, on the need for quality public housing. Bowman's mother, trained as a teacher, was engaged in civic work, including a community arts center and child welfare programs.

Bowman attended boarding school in East Northfield, Massachusetts and went on to receive her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York in 1950. After graduation she married pathologist James ...

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Anita Nahal

home economist and university professor, was born in Henderson, North Carolina, to James Lee Kittrell, a farmer, and Alice Mills Kittrell, a homemaker and possibly a farmworker. Both were of Cherokee Indian and African American descent. The seventh of nine siblings and the youngest daughter, Kittrell attended school in Vance County, North Carolina, and received her BS degree in 1928 from Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in Virginia. In 1930 she earned a master's and in 1938 a PhD, both from Cornell University. The first African American woman to receive a doctorate in home economics, Kittrell became an influential educator, nutritionist, and philanthropist, a true renaissance woman who epitomized leadership, wisdom, and progressive qualities in her life.

Kittrell was widely published and received many scholarships and awards during her academic career These included the Rosenwald Scholarship the General Education Board Scholarship the Anna Cora Smith Scholarship and ...