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Flashback Friday (Way, Way Back): Stanford’s First African American Graduate

June 4th, 2010 by Ajuan Mance

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(Source: Stanford Magazine)

Ernest Houston Johnson (bottom left), Stanford University’s first African American graduate, photographed with other members of the senior class intercollege football team. Johnson was a graduating member of the class of 1895. When he died of tuberculosis in 1898, he was buried with his Stanford diploma.

To learn more about his life and his legacy, follow THIS LINK.

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