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Wordless Wednesday: Harvard’s First African American Graduate

January 7th, 2009 by Ajuan Mance

Richard Theodore Greener (1844-1922), Harvard Class of 1870

Posted by Ajuan Mance


Posted in African Americans, Black History, Black Students, Higher Education, Wordless Wednesdays

9 Responses

  1. Terri - teelgee

    Thanks for posting this – what an interesting man.

    13 more days!!!

  2. DNLee

    wow. great history shared. thanks.

  3. Urban Thought

    I’ve heard his name before but I’ve never bothered to actually read about him.

    Thank you for posting it.

  4. Villager

    Happy WW! You continue to amaze me with the information on our educational legacy shared on this blog.

    I invite your blog readers to share in thoughts about a piece from Elizabeth Catlett

    peace, Villager

  5. Ajuan Mance

    Thank you for stopping in. I’m so glad you enjoyed the photo. Greener is just one of the folks who would have been so proud and moved by the coming inauguration. 13 days and counting…

    I can’t wait!!!

    Villager, thanks for the compliment. We have such a rich history in higher ed that it is simply a privilege and a pleasure for me to share what I am learning about it.

  6. sHaE-sHaE

    What a wonderful photo to post. :)

  7. isabella mori

    hello fellow helping hander …

    your WW contributions are always so interesting. off to read about richard greener.

    oh and when you post about these historical people, do you sometimes wonder what became of their descendants?

  8. Indrani

    Great Man!
    Thanks for this glimpse.

  9. Zoe in England

    THANK you for dropping by my Wordless Wednesday post. As promised I have the story behind the photo posted today for Tell It Thursday.

    And thank you for linking to the story behind your photo. I am left wondering how the date in his story compare to similar stories in the UK.

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