In Honor of African-American History Month

We spotlight Hazel Browne Williams – the first African-American professor at UKC (later UMKC)

Here are some of Dr. Browne-Williams’ accomplishments and areas of study in her own words – taken from her c.1970’s Curriculum Vitae:

And in 1977 she was awarded the UM System’s prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award:

Dr. Browne-Williams passed away in 1986 but she left a lasting legacy at UMKC and in the School of Education in particular.