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  • Jim Disney

    First African American to graduate from Harvard Class of 1870....Richard Theodore Greener (1844-1922) was the first Black graduate of Harvard University (Class of 1870). His papers, including his Harvard diploma, his law license, photos and papers connected to his diplomatic role in Russia and his friendship with President Ulysses S. Grant, were recently discovered in an attic on the South Side of Chicago - just before the house was demolished. Absolutely MONUMENTAL!

  • Mary Malo

    Richard T Greener, first Black graduate of Harvard University 1870. US diplomatic in Russia and friend to Pres. Ulysses Grant. This guy's what I call a DUDE!

  • Kathleen Ryan

    Richard Theodore Greener (1844-1922) 1st Black graduate of Harvard University (Class of 1870). His papers, Harvard diploma, law license, photos & papers connected to his diplomatic role in Russia & his friendship w/ President Ulysses S. Grant, were recently discovered in attic on South Side of Chicago - just before house was demolished. http://vintageblackglamour.tumblr.com/post/19126879986/richard-theodore-greener-1844-1922-was-the-first

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