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  • 1. Black History Timeline at Brown University 1877 Inman Page (1853-1935) and George Washington Milford Brown are the first two black students to graduate from Brown. 1891 John Wesley Gilbert ‟88 is the first African American to receive a graduate degree from Brown. He later taught at Paine Institute. 1905 Ethel Robinson becomes the first black woman graduate of Brown University. She goes on to teach English at Howard University and then becomes cofounder of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. 1921 Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity chartered. 1926 Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority chartered at Brown. AKA was founded nationally by Brown‟s first black woman graduate - Ethel Robinson‟05. 1932 Samuel M. Nabrit is the first black person to receive a Ph.D. from Brown 1947 Omega Psi Phi fraternity chartered. 1949 J. Saunders Redding‟28, M.A. ‟32 becomes the first black person appointed to the Brown faculty. In the first semester of 1949-50 as a visiting professor at Brown, his course on the Negro in American literature was the first such course given in a Northern college. 1955 The Brown chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded. 1967 Samuel Nabritt, Ph.D. ‟32 named first black trustee on the Brown Corporation The Afro-American Society is founded. 1968 Majority of black students at Brown (38 students) publicly Walk Out of the University to the Congdon Street Baptist Churchto demand a host of changes to Brown policy regarding the admission of minority students and their support within the Brown community. Results included a 300% increase in black student enrollment, Rites and Reason Theatre and the Transitional Summer Program (TSP) - later modified and renamed the Third World Transition Program(TWTP). 1969 Submitted by Harold Bailey Jr. ’70 1
  • 2. Black History Timeline at Brown University J. Saunders Redding ‟28, M.A. ‟32, named the Brown Corporation‟s first black Fellow (1969-81). Afro-American Studies program introduced at Brown. Professor Charles Nichols becomes its first Chair and conducts its first class. William Brown Ph.D. ‟69 becomes the first black Associate Dean of Student Affairs. Geoffrey Black becomes the first Black chaplain and serves as house parent for TSP 1970 Rites and Reason Theatre is founded. The first director is George Houston Bass (1938-1990), who is also the executor of Langston Hughes‟ estate. 1972 The Afro-American Society is renamed the Organization of United African Peoples (OUAP). 1973 Thomas Brown ‟50 becomes first black trustee elected by alumni 1974 Bernard Bruce becomes the graduate school‟s first black dean. Delta Sigma Theta sorority chartered Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority reestablished 1975 On Thursday, April 24, 1975, a Third World Coalition led by black students occupied University Hall to stop planned University retrenchment from its commitments made following the 1968 Walkout of black students. The occupation lasted 38 and a half hours, while picket lines in two circles, one of black students and one of white supporters, marched around University Hall, improvising dance steps and clapping to the accompaniment of conga drums and tambourines. The net result was that the University agreed to maintain its commitments made in 1968. Walter Massey, Professor of Physics, becomes the first black Dean of the College Darwyn Parker‟75 becomes the first black woman Sc.B graduate in Engineering. 1976 Calvin Hicks (former Admission Officier) becomes the first Black director of the Third World Center /Asst. dean of the college Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity reestablished. Submitted by Harold Bailey Jr. ’70 2
  • 3. Black History Timeline at Brown University 1978 Perry Ashley namedAssociateDean of the College. 1979 John Robinson‟67 named first black Dean of Students 1980 Launch of the Brown Alumni Association Third World Alumni Activities Committee by Harold Bailey‟70 (Chair), Bernicestine Bailey‟68, Ken McDaniel‟69 and Anderson Kurtz‟68 1981 Augustus White ‟57 becomes the second black fellow on the Brown Corporation Chair of TWAAC becomes an ex-officio position on the Corporation Committee on Minority Affairs 1982 Launch of Third World Network field organization as part of theThird World Alumni Activities Committee. Eventually Chapters were established in 8 metropolitan areas. Phi Beta Sigma fraternity chartered. 1983 Cheryl Brissett-Chapman‟71named first black woman trustee on the Brown Corporation Launch of the Investment in Diversity Fund (first University-wide fund in the Ivy League focused on Financial Aid for minority students) by Augustus White and Harold Bailey, Jr. Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity chartered 1984 Javette P. Laremont‟80 is named National Chair of BAA‟s TW Alumni Activities Committee At the first BAA Alumni Recognition Ceremony o Augustus A. White III awarded the first William Rogers Award o Bernicestine McLeod Bailey‟68& Harold Bailey, Jr.‟70 awarded first Alumni Service Awards 1985 Black students lead Absence Demonstration culminating in takeover of the John Carter Brown Library over issues of respect regarding the presence of AfricanAmerican and other third world cultures at Brown (especially curriculum and Submitted by Harold Bailey Jr. ’70 3
  • 4. Black History Timeline at Brown University faculty). Result was the agreement to establish aVisiting Committee on Minority Life and Education at Brown University chaired by Augustus White III „57 and have its recommendations be voted upon by the Corporation. 1986 Visiting Committee on Minority Life and Education at Brown UniversityChaired by Augustus A. White III ‟57 convened. Work completed and report with recommendations issued (“The American University and the Pluralist Ideal) Walter Massey becomes the third black fellow on the Brown Corporation 1987All key recommendations of the Visiting Committee report approved by the Corporation for implementation. 1988 John Robinson ‟67 named first black Dean of Student Life Levi Adams named Assistant Provost responsible for implementation of the recommendations of the Visiting Committee report and accountable to the President and Corporation Professor Michael Harper named first Poet Laureate of Rhode Island. 1989 Leland McGee‟77 is named National Chair of BAA‟s Third World Alumni Activities Committee 1991 Teri Williams Cohee‟79 is named National Chair of BAA‟s Third World Alumni Activities Committee Sigma Gamma Rho sorority chartered 1992 Launched “Black Experience at Brown” at which annually 200+ of the highest caliber black high school seniors were invited and transported to Brown for a weekend of exposure to the Brown Community including the President, faculty and curriculum. 1993 Karen Mclaurin‟74 becomes the first black female to direct the Third World Center/Asst. Dean of the College 1994 Submitted by Harold Bailey Jr. ’70 4
  • 5. Black History Timeline at Brown University Debra Lee ‟76 becomes first black woman trustee elected by alumni 1998 Steve Jordan ‟82becomes the fourth black fellow on the Brown Corporation Under sponsorship of Prof. Elmo Terry Morgan, Russell Malbrough and Artis Arnold complete independent Study project on Black Alumni organizations within the Ivy League. 2000 Black Alumni Strategic Planning Conference convened in Newport, RI. to gain consensus on next direction for a black alumni organization within the BAA in light of our history, the BAA Minority Alumni Council and new inputs such as the work of Russell Malbrough and Artis Arnold. Agreement reached to form alumni council named after Inman Page – one of the first two black graduates of Brown. Professor Elmo Terry Morgan convenes taskforce to develop initial goals, objectives, processes and structure of the Inman Page Black Alumni Council. 2001 Ruth J. Simmonsis inaugurated as 18th President of Brown University and first black president of an Ivy League institution. Afro-American Studies Program becomes a department and is renamed Africana Studies. Javette P. Laremont‟80 becomes first black President of the Brown Alumni Association Inman Page Black Alumni Council is officially launched with Mark W. Griffith as its first President 2004 Dorsey James '83 becomes second President of theInman Page Black Alumni Council 2006 Preston Tisdale‟73 becomes third President of theInman Page Black Alumni Council 2007 Spencer Crew‟71 becomes the second black President of the Brown Alumni Association University agrees to launch the Alumni of Color Initiative (AOCI) - a strategic, University-wide development initiative focused on the members and interests of the Alumni of Color community. The agreement represents over 10 years of work by Bernicestine M. Bailey‟68 and Harold Bailey‟70. Members of Inman Page, BULAC and A4 are formally surveyed to determine specific elements which will be included in the AOCI for each community. 2008 Submitted by Harold Bailey Jr. ’70 5
  • 6. Black History Timeline at Brown University Richard Gray '85becomes fourth President of theInman Page Black Alumni Council The Alumni of Color Initiative is launched with staff support including an Assistant Director of Development and becomes the first Alumni of Color focused initiative to be fully included and supported as part of a university-wide development campaign (Boldly Brown). Robin Lenhardt‟89 named first black woman fellow on the Brown Corporation Professor Michael Harper awarded the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Society of America. 2010 Rosetta Hillary‟73becomes fifth President of theInman Page Black Alumni Council 2011 IPC exceeds $250,000 fund-raising target for its first AOCI Endowed Scholarship and welcomes the first IPC Endowed Scholar in September, 2011. 2012 IPC exceeds the $100,000 fund-raising target for AOCI‟s Ruth J. Simmons Endowed Fund for Africana Studies. Karen McLaurin-Chesson '74becomes sixth President of theInman Page Black Alumni Council 2013 IPC exceeds its record Brown Annual Fund participation target by 20% and welcomes its first BAF IPC Scholar in September, 2013. The scholarship was also enabled by 4 IPC Brown Fund challengers (Roosevelt Robinson‟78, Lynette Allison Carr‟79, Westley Thompson‟76, and Derrick Medina‟88) 2014 Tiffani Scott‟98 will become the seventh President of the Inman Page Black Alumni Council Submitted by Harold Bailey Jr. ’70 6