Honorary degree recipients collection, 1868-1989 (bulk 1940-1989).


Honorary degree recipients collection, 1868-1989 (bulk 1940-1989).

Collection consists of recipient lists (1868-1978), degree citations, news clippings, programs, and biographical information on honorary degree recipients of Lincoln University.

1.5 linear ft.

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Randolph, A. Philip, 1889-1979

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Asa Philip Randolph (born April 15, 1889, Cresent City, Florida-died May 16, 1979, New York City), African-American labor leader and early civil rights spokesman. Influenced by the socialism of Eugene Debs, Randolph began publishing his magazine The Messenger in 1917. He opposed U.S. entry into the first World War. In 1925 he organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. His associations with Bayard Rustin and James Farmer influenced his dedication to nonviolence. Randolph was a founder of ...

Brown, Charlotte Hawkins, 1883-1961

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Charlotte Hawkins Brown (June 11, 1883-January 11, 1961) was born in Henderson, North Carolina, the daughter of Caroline Frances Hawkins and Edmund H. Hight. The family moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the late 1880's, where CHB attended public schools. During her senior year of high school Alice Freeman Palmer, formerly president of Wellesley College, encouraged her to attend the State Normal School at Salem and provided financial support. In 1901 CHB accepted a job as teacher...

Cabral, Amílcar, 1924-1973

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Julian, Percy, 1940-

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Barnett, Etta Moten, 1901-2004

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An internationally acclaimed concert and musical theater singer, social activist and philanthropist, Etta Moten Barnett's career began in the 1930s and continued past her 100th birthday. She starred in Broadway musicals and in films. Her husband was Claude Barnett, founder and president of the Associated Negro Press. She was active in the Chicago chapter of The Links, Inc. Her papers include correspondence, speech texts, clippings, programs, photographs and memorabilia. From the desc...

Bennett, Lerone, 1928-....

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Historian Lerone Bennett served as the executive editor ofEbonyfor almost forty years. His written work deftly explored the history of race relations in the United States as well as the current environment in which African Americans strive for equality. Bennett was born on October 17, 1928, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, to Lerone and Alma Reed Bennett. When Bennett was young, his family moved to Jackson, Mississippi, and it was here, while attending Jackson's public schools, that Bennett's interes...

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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Poet, author, playwright, songwriter. From the guide to the Langston Hughes collection, [microform], 1926-1967, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.) From the description of Langston Hughes collection, 1926-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652168 Langson Hughes: African-American poet and writer, author of Weary Blue (1926), The Big Sea (1940), and other works. ...

Jemison, Mae, 1956-

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Mae Jemison (b. October 17, 1956, Decatur, AL) is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space in 1992. After medical school and a brief general practice, Jemison served in the Peace Corps from 1985 until 1987, when she was selected by NASA to join the astronaut corps. She resigned from NASA in 1993 to found a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She is a dancer and holds nine honorary doctorates in...

Edelman, Marian Wright

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Marian Wright Edelman, founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund, was born on June 6, 1939, in Bennettsville, South Carolina. Edelman was the youngest of five children and credits her father with instilling in her an obligation to right wrongs. When African Americans in Bennettsville were not allowed to enter city parks, Arthur Wright, her father, built a park for African American children behind his church.Edelman is a graduate of Spelman College and Yale Law School. While working as...

Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972

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Teacher, prime minister of the Gold Coast and president of Ghana, Pan-Africanist, and author. From the description of Papers, 1955-1987 (bulk 1965-1974). (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70939653 ...

Clark, Kenneth Bancroft, 1914-2005

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Psychologist and educator. From the description of Kenneth Bancroft Clark papers, 1897-1994 (bulk 1935-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982674 Social psychologist, educator, and author. From the description of Audio materials, 1950-1975 [sound recording]. 1950-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 40723090 African American psychologist and educator. From the description of Papers, 1897-1994 (bulk 1935-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968

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Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. January 15, 1929, Atlanta, Georgia –d. April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. In 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize and in 1965, he helped to organize the Selma to M...

Blockson, Charles L.

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Black studies scholar and author Charles L. Blockson was born on December 16, 1933 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A book lover as a young boy, the son of Annie Parker and Charles E. Blockson, has amassed one of the world's largest private collections of African American history.Blockson graduated from Penn State University in 1956, where he played fullback on a football team that included football greats Lenny Moore and Roosevelt Grier. He turned down an offer to play professional football for the...

Sullivan, Leon Howard, 1922-2001

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Civil rights leader, entrepreneur, and minister. From the description of Papers of Leon Howard Sullivan. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132881 Leon Howard Sullivan (1922-2001) was born to Charles and Helen Sullivan of Charleston, West Virginia on October 16, 1922. After graduating from West Virginia State College in 1943, Sullivan moved to New York City to attend Union Theological Seminary. Sullivan had been ordained as Baptist minister at the age of 18. He attended the Se...

Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005

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Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (1924-2005) activist, educator, politician and author was born in Brooklyn, New York, the oldest of four girls. She lived in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn with her factory worker father, Charles (originally from British Guyana) and her seamstress and domestic worker mom, Ruby Seale (who came from Barbados). Between 1927 and 1934, Chisholm was sent to live with her grandmother, Emaline Seale, in Christ Church, Barbados. Chisholm attended local school, ...

Myrdal, Gunnar, 1898-1987

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Economist,sociologist; interviewee d.1987. From the description of Reminiscences of Gunnar Myrdal : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122574538 ...

Mays, Benjamin E. (Benjamin Elijah), 1894-1984

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Educator. From the description of Reminiscences of Benjamin E. Mays : oral history, 1980. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527874 Benjamin E. Mays (1895- ), president of Morehouse College during the Atlanta 1960-1961 sit-ins. From the description of Benjamin Elijah Mays oral history interview, 1978 Nov. 29. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 38727125 President of Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga., from 1940...

Lincoln University, Pa.

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Ashmun Institute was founded in 1854 by John Miller Dickey, a Presbyterian minister, with the purpose of preparing freedmen to christianize Africa; named after Jehudi Ashmun, the first governor of Liberia, it was the first college established in the U.S. to have as its original purpose the higher education of youth of African descent; interracial and international; renamed Lincoln University in 1866, becoming the first educational institution named for the assassinated president; first recorded ...