University of Missouri Poised to Honor First Black Professor

1 decade 3 years 3 months ago Tuesday, January 30 2007 Jan 30, 2007 Tuesday, January 30, 2007 2:00:11 PM CST January 30, 2007 in News
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COLUMBIA (AP) - Four decades after he became the first black tenured professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, the school plans to honor Arvarh Strickland. Strickland could soon be known for another first: The first black person to have a campus academic building named in his honor. University of Missouri system curators will soon consider a proposal to rename the General Classroom Building for the 76-year-old Strickland, who is a leading authority on black history. Strickland retired a decade ago but remains an active scholar and community leader. The earliest the curators could consider the proposal to name the building after Strickland is at their early April meeting at the University of Missouri-Rolla.

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