Diversity Panel Raises Interesting Concerns of UR Alumni

Over 100 years ago, the class of 1891 to be exact, Charles Augustus Thompson graduated from the University of Rochester and eventually became a highly respected Presbyterian Minister. But Thompson’s graduation also had historical significance: he was the first African American graduate of the University of Rochester.

120 years later, I heard his name ring throughout the weekend for the first time in my four years as an undergrad at the University. Over the past three days, 1973 alumnus and longtime UR Trustees Board member Francis L. Price made sure that Thompson’s name was heard loud and clear during our 2nd annual Diversity Conference.

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