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Geneva’s Stories: Alger Adams in Geneva, 1928-1932

June 4th, 2020

In 1932, Alger Adams was the first African American graduate from Hobart College. The college didn’t know his race when they offered him a scholarship. When he arrived in Geneva, he was told he couldn’t live on campus. This is a story of Geneva’s Black community in the 1920s and 30s and how they assisted Alger Adams.

One response to “Geneva’s Stories: Alger Adams in Geneva, 1928-1932”

  1. Jim C. says:

    As a Genevan and Hobart grad, this was truly enlightening. In some respects, we have come so far. Yet in another respect, we were so low that any progress just to get us to some semblance of equality isn’t good enough. We have yet to make real progress.

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