Milestones in African American History: Cornell College vs. the United States












Throughout most of Cornell College's history, African Americans have played an important, although sometimes small, role. From the first African American student to enroll in the college in 1870 to organizations such as BACO which have shaped the new face of Cornell College, African American students have been making an impact on the school. This site was designed to mirror the happenings of African Americans at Cornell College as they relate to African Americans in the United States. Starting with the first few students at Cornell, the site then moves to the Civil Rights era, African Americans today, athletes, and finally a page outlining the subjective way in which history is presented.



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Website Launched Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Created by Chris Petersen, Colleen Smith, and Lindsay Wieland

With special thanks to Susan Kuecker and the African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa

All information obtained from the Cornell College archives and Encyclopedia Britannica. All photos acquired from the Cornell College Sesquicentennial website, the Cornell College archives and Wikipedia unless specified otherwise.