African Americans have had immeasurable impact and contributed to the quality, progress and access of education to all races and creeds within the Dallas Independent School District and community. Read about some of our schools’ namesakes and their historical contributions to Dallas ISD.
Jimmie T. Brashear: Brashear was the only African American in her graduating class from the University of Wisconsin. In 1929, she worked for Dallas ISD, training African-American teachers. She soon became the first African-American supervisor for the district. Brashear retired in 1967 after being in the education field for 47 years, including teaching at three universities in Texas.