In Memoriam

John Etta Slaughter (1929-2006)

John Etta Slaughter, the longtime professor of history and former chair of the department of social sciences at St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, Texas, died late last month from breast cancer. She was 76 years old.

A native Texan, Slaughter earned her teacher’s certificate at Wiley College. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in American history at Howard University. After working for the local school district in San Antonio, Slaughter spent 22 years on the faculty at St. Philip’s College before retiring in 1992.