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MORGAN, Helen Clarissa, educator, born in Masonville, Delaware County, New York, 25 February, 1845. When she was twelve years old her parents removed to Oberlin, Ohio, to give her the advantages of the college at that place, where she was graduated in 1866. In 1869, when the American missionary association decided that Fisk school should be developed into a university, she was invited to be the pioneer there in the work of a higher education for the colored people. She began by giving instruction in Latin, Greek, and mathematics, and when the institution had become firmly established she was formally given the professorship of Latin, thus being the first woman to occupy a professor's chair in an American co-educational university. To Miss Morgan more than to any one else is due the success of the institution in keeping its advanced classes together in its early years.
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