Eva Beatrice Dykes

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Eva Beatrice Dykes was born in Washington, D.C. back in 1893 to James and Martha. She attended M Street High School before continuing her education. She graduated summa cum laude from Howard University in 1914. After graduation, she was teaching at Walden University in Nashville, Tennessee. While there she received her second degree from Radcliffe College in 1917 and a Masters in 1918.

She continued to teach before returning to Radcliff, in 1929 where she was a member of the English Faculty. During her 15 years at Radcliff she won several teaching awards. In 1980, she was made Professor Emerita, she died in 1986, she was 93.

What you may not know about Eva is that she was the first African-American to fulfill the requirements for a doctoral degree, and the third to be awarded a PhD.

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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

A good education whether traditional or vocational is foremost to get ahead.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 24, 2019 04:06 AM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Breaking that glass educational ceiling...good for her !

Oct 24, 2019 04:16 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... always look forward to your stories about accomplished women and no doubt that Eva Dykes forged a path for many future female doctoral candidates.

Oct 24, 2019 04:17 AM #6
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Always nice to hear about the trailblazers. Enjoy your day!

Oct 24, 2019 04:23 AM #7
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

You just can't stop a person with drive.

Oct 24, 2019 04:44 AM #8
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray,

Not many people from that era made it through high school or even grammar school.  She was breaking the glass ceiling her entire education. Good for her!

Oct 24, 2019 05:58 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning James,

Happy to hear that Eva blazed a path for all.  Another inspiring story from you!  A

Oct 24, 2019 06:11 AM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What a great read and important contribution.

Oct 24, 2019 07:01 AM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

She sounds like a very intelligent woman and I know that she brought a lot of education to many lives!

Oct 24, 2019 07:31 AM #12
Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX
Strategic Accounting & Tax Solutions


Thanks for sharing such a great story. Love learning about important contributions that paved the way for me to be where i am.

Oct 24, 2019 09:03 AM #13
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - Beatrice must have had to overcome plenty to achieve as she did.

Oct 24, 2019 09:07 AM #14
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  Another great history lesson from you for us here in the rain.  Make it a good one.


Oct 24, 2019 09:08 AM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- imagine how hard it must have been for any female back then to achieve what she did let alone a woman of color!

Oct 24, 2019 10:12 AM #16
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Very interesting read about Eva Dykes James. She was a definite trailblazer for African American women in the field of education.

Oct 24, 2019 11:13 AM #17
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

She certainly led the way for other African American in the education field. I really enjoy reading personal historie like this!


Oct 24, 2019 05:45 PM #18
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

A pioneering woman and when I saw Howard I knew she was an African-American and did great things.

Oct 25, 2019 06:31 PM #19
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James Dray,   some people have a thirst for knowledge and enjoy education as one of the best gifts here on Planet Earth.  Your selected person,  woman of the day, Eva Beatrice Dykes had this thirst, I  believe.  Fantastic!

Oct 26, 2019 04:30 PM #20
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

I did not know that Eva Beatrice Dykes was the first African-American to fulfill the requirements for a doctoral degree, and the third to be awarded a PhD.

Oct 27, 2019 07:43 PM #21
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Her achievements helped open doors for those who came after her.

Nov 11, 2019 01:30 PM #22
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Howard has given the world many well educated and significant people

Nov 22, 2019 06:47 AM #23
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