Wordless Wednesday: Smith College Pioneer, Otelia Cromwell
The photo depicts Otelia Cromwell (second from the left) and other members of the Smith College class of 1900. Upon graduating, Cromwell became the first African American woman to earn a bachelor’s degree from this institution. She would go on to earn a master’s degree from Columbia University (1910) and a Ph.D. in English from Yale (1926). Each fall Smith College holds it’s Otelia Cromwell celebration in honor of her pioneering role.
(Photo source: Nodame on Flickr)
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