We celebrate this actor for his performances in the 1970’s and his ability to transform any role that he took on. He would have practiced his stage presence at the Severance Theatre.
She is known for being the first black woman director/producer of a major film. She was so passionate about creating an accurate portrayal on film that she traveled to Soweto undercover, posing as a recording artist, to research the riots. She would have needed some resources to direct something at Truman, which she could find pretty easily in this building.
This individual is known for her activism with the NAACP. She was the first African American woman to win an Oscar. She would have been very interested in studying performing arts.
Friday, February 16, 2018
This man of science was a pioneering African-American biologist, academic and science writer left a legacy for his recognition of the fundamental role of the cell surface in the development of organisms. He is also a founding member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Every student that majors in biology should know who he is.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Surely, this athletic great would have spent time in the recreation center teaching all of us to swing a tennis racket or golf club.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
This African American woman served as an administrator and educator who worked as a civil rights and women’s rights activist. She was interested in anything dealing with education.
The McNair Program is named after this famous African American physicist who was also one of the first African American NASA astronauts. He would have spent time in the Adair House on campus.