Eva M. Doyle is a retired Buffalo Public School teacher.
She received a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Buffalo State College. She also studied at Capella University toward a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership in Urban Schools. Mrs. Doyle taught in the Buffalo Public Schools for 30 years.
After retirement she served as a Consultant to the African American program of the Buffalo Schools. She also taught courses at Buffalo State College on how to teach in diverse classrooms. While in the Buffalo Public Schools she founded the African American Curriculum Resource Center at the Campus West School. The Resource Center provided materials and information on the contributions of African Americans for students, teachers and the general community. The Center was active from 1994-2004. It was the first such Curriculum Resource Center in the history of the Buffalo Public Schools.
While teaching in the school system Mrs. Doyle was known for teaching African American History all year and being successful with at-risk students especially teaching Black males.
Mrs. Doyle has received numerous awards for her work in writing and teaching African American History. Mrs. Doyle is the recipient of the Evans-Young Award which is the highest award given by the Buffalo Urban League. This award is named for two outstanding leaders in Civil Rights.
Although retired, Mrs. Doyle continues to teach and considers the entire Western New York area her classroom. She lectures and writes extensively on topics in African American History in both the city and suburban communities. Mrs. Doyle is a Columnist for the oldest Black newspaper in Western New York, the Criterion. Her column “Eye On History” began in the Challenger in February, 1979. It will be 44 years old in February. Her column has been published in newspapers around the country. It has appeared in the Buffalo News every February in the Sunday edition for Black History Month for the past several years. Dr, Doyle Doyle is the author of 12 books. She has received numerous awards for her work. In 2010, Mrs. Doyle was a candidate for Lt. Governor of New York State for the Freedom Party.
She was honored twice by the Black Achievers in Industry Award. She received the Legend Award from the Black Achievers in Industry. In 2016, New York State Senator Timothy M. Kennedy selected Mrs. Doyle as the New York State Distinguished Woman of the Year. She was also honored in Albany, New York by Assembly Woman Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes with a Proclamation for her commitment to equality. Mrs. Doyle was selected twice as the Citizen of the Month in Erie County by Legislators Betty Jean Grant and Barbara Miller-Williams. She was honored by Bishop Darius G. Pridgen at the True Bethel Baptist Church in February, 2017. She was featured on the Legends of Western New York Banners in the Dr. Martin Luther King Park along Fillmore Avenue in Buffalo. Mrs. Doyle has been the host of her own radio show called “Eye On History” for 14 years on WUFO radio 1080 AM and 96.5 FM. She has created more than 100 essay contests for youth and adults to encourage them to enhance their writing skills and to encourage them to learn more about African American History.
Her Roses for Outstanding Women Awards Program has honored over 300 women during the past 12 years. Mrs. Doyle has also created a Scholarship for students of color in honor of her Late husband called the Romeo Doyle Muhammad Scholarship. He was a Veteran of the Korean War who served our country with honor and distinction. The 12th Anniversary of the Scholarship was observed in July, 2021.
In October, 2017, Mrs. Doyle received the prestigious Red Jacket Award from the Buffalo History Museum. This award is named in tribute to Red Jacket who was a renown Native American orator and peace maker. President George Washington presented the medal to Red Jacket in recognition of his great work. Mrs. Doyle received the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award in Education in January, 2022 from the City-Wide Celebration Committee honoring the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mrs. Doyle is one of 28 community and national leaders featured on the Freedom Wall located in the African American Heritage Corridor. It is on Michigan and East Ferry Street in Buffalo.
The Freedom Wall honors such notable Americans as Rosa Parks, Mary B. Talbert, and Dr. Martin Luther king, Jr. In 2020, Mrs. Doyle received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters during the 148th Graduation Ceremony at Buffalo State. On July 15, 2021, the auditorium housed inside of the Frank E. Merriweather Library was named the “Dr. Eva M. Doyle Auditorium” in tribute to her many years of hosting numerous community and educational programs there. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the dedication of the library auditorium led by New York Senator Timothy Kennedy, Mayor Byron W. Brown, library officials, and a host of community and civic leaders. Dr. Doyle hosted more than 100 programs inside of this auditorium over the years. Her Eye on History Billboards can be seen around the city educating the entire Western New York area about the contributions of African Americans to our country and beyond. Dr.
Eva M. Doyle recently published her 12th book entitled: Eye On History, The Golden Collection: Articles on African and African American History – Lost History, Forgotten History. This book traces African history from the earliest times in ancient Africa to people and events in America. The goal of the book is to present little-known information about African American History. This book can be used by educators, students, parents, and others as a resource to learn more about African American History. The book is available on Amazon.com and on Barnesandnoble.com. Dr. Doyle is the mother of 3 adult children, 7 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Dr. Doyle gives credit to her parents, Frank and Gertrude Townsend, for encouraging her to work hard and get an education. Dr. Doyle states “To God Be the Glory” for being able to continue this important work. Her motto is: Learning is a Lifelong Process.”