The Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education conducts empirical research, disseminates scholarly information, examines research-based best practices, addresses critical educational issues, and strives to produce research that makes a difference which informs the development of practices, policies, programs, and scholarship impacting educational and workforce outcomes among African Americans.
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Among African Americans aged 25 and older, 1.5 million had an advanced degree in 2008.
In 1845, Edward Alexander Bouchet became the first African American to earn a doctorate.