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Name:    Dreer, Herman H
Profession:  Educator
Category:  African-American Experience, Education
Born/Started:    1888
Died/Ended:    1981
Description:    Herman Dreer was a writer, editor, and educator who is credited with initiating Black History month.

Dreer moved to St. Louis in 1914 to teach English at Sumner High School. Since St. Louis did not offer college training for African Americans, Dreer reopened Douglass University, which operated until 1942. His works include The Tie That Binds and The Immediate Jewel of His Soul.

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