GEORGE VASHON: HOWARD UNIVERSITY’S FIRST BLACK PROFESSOR


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George Vashon was rejected from practicing law in Pennsylvania in the 1800s because he was black. Vashon was the first black person to graduate from Oberlin College. On August 28, 1844, Vashon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with valedictory honors, becoming the college’s first black graduate. Five years later, he was awarded a Master of Arts degree in recognition of his scholarly pursuits and accomplishments

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