55 years of black Alumni

FEBRUARY 26-28, 2021  (A VIRTUAL EVENT until we can be together)

Fifty-five years ago this year, the University's first Black alumnus, Joseph Green, graduated from the School of Theology at Sewanee. It took five more years, but in 1970 the first Black alumnus, Nathaniel Owens, graduated from the undergraduate College, marking one of the most significant milestones in the school's history. Today, our Black alumni serve on the Board of Trustees, the Board of Regents, and the Alumni Executive Board, making significant contributions to the life of the University.  

To commemorate this significant milestone, a series of events is planned culminating in a celebration weekend. Our original plans were to invite you back this fall (during the year of the 55 years), however, due to COVID-19, we must look at a new date. For now, please mark your calendar to join us for the 55 Years of Black Alumni Celebration to be held virtually Feb. 26-28, 2021.   




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Please help us spread the word about the 55 Years of Black Alumni Celebration. Get in touch with your Sewanee friends and let them know about this website and our Facebook group. Make sure we have your latest contact information, too–especially email.