Portrait of Otelia Cromwell

 

Portrait of Otelia Cromwell

First African-American Woman to Receive a Yale PhD

The Yale Women Faculty Forum (WFF) has commissioned a portrait to honor Otelia Cromwell, the first African-American woman to receive a PhD from Yale University (1926). The portrait will be displayed prominently on Yale’s main campus. To view images of Cromwell and learn more about her, see links below. 

Otelia Cromwell Resources:
  1. Otelia Cromwell Biography and Bibliography
  2. Photographs of Otelia Cromwell (High resolution images will be available to the semi-finalists or upon request - email wff@yale.edu). 
  3. Short documentary film on the life and legacy of Otelia Cromwell made by Smith College