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MLK Observance, circa 1990-1999 The Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance is an annual celebration at Old Dominion University (ODU) to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during Black History Month in February. History In (More)
sbookman wrote: Ulysses V. Spiva
Ulysses S. Spiva, 1979 Ulysses V. Spiva served as the first African American dean at Old Dominion University (ODU) from 1979 to 1984. He received his degrees from Tennessee State University, Case Western Reserve University and Stanford University (More)
President Rollins addressing ODU Faculty on Norfolk State, 1979 To help with eliminating duplication of programs between Old Dominion University (ODU) and Norfolk State College, the federal government suggested the merger of the two institutions (More)
The Eta Omega Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was chartered in 1975 at Old Dominion University (ODU), making it the first African American fraternity on campus. Resources Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at ODU Timeline, Old Dominion University (More)
The Lambda Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta was established in 1974 as the first African American sorority at Old Dominion University (ODU). The chapter was suspended in 2012 and returned to good standing in January 2020. Resources Celebrating (More)
sbookman wrote: Dr. Milton Reid
Milton Reid, Board of Visitors Member, at Commencement, circa 1970-1973 Dr. Milton Reid, a Norfolk preacher, served as the first African American member of the Board of Visitors at Old Dominion University (ODU). ODU and Personal Accomplishment (More)
sbookman wrote: Ronald Horne
Ron Horne (right) and Gene Woolard Speaking in front of Webb University Center, 1969 Ronald Horne was the first African American to receive a bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University (ODU). Old Dominion Accomplishments Ronald Horne ca (More)
Alexander "A.B." Jackson, circa 1980-1981 Alexander Brooks "A.B." Jackson was the first African American professor at Old Dominion University (ODU). ODU and Personal Accomplishments Jackson taught art at Old Dominion College from 1967 until (More)
sbookman wrote: Arthur "Buttons" Speakes
Arthur "Buttons" Speakes at Bat, 1969 Arthur "Buttons" Speakes was the first African American athlete to be recruited by and receive a scholarship from a predominately white college in Virginia. Old Dominion Accomplishments Speakes was one (More)
Admission Letter for Irving Peddrew, 1954 During the 1950s and 1960s, the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary denied admission to African American undergraduate students to comply with the Virginia laws of segregation. Histor (More)