Wednesday, March 11, 2015

HISTORY HIGHLIGHT: Who Was the First African American to Receive a Degree from Purdue in 1894?

David Robert Lewis is Purdue University's first black graduate. Coming from Greensburg, Indiana, he earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering. His senior thesis was entitled, "Highway Road Construction."

*Originally Posted October 7th, 2014*

1 comment:

  1. I am a great grand niece of David Robert Lewis. My grandmother often spoke of him. At this time I'm trying to locate other relatives. There was an article in the 2000 Purdue Transitions magazine that showed other grand nieces and nephews but no names were listed so I have absolutely no idea of how to find them. Do you have any information?
    Beverly Slade