Major Richard Robert Wright, Sr. Historical Photographs, 1940-1949

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11286/604645
Title:
Major Richard Robert Wright, Sr. Historical Photographs, 1940-1949
Authors:
Asa H. Gordon Library Special Collections
Issue Date:
6-Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11286/604645
Type:
Image
Language:
en_US
Description:
A selection of photographs (1940-1949) from the Major Richard Robert Wright, Sr. collection. Major Richard R. Wright, Sr. served as the first president of Georgia State Industrial College. During his thirty year tenure, enrollment increased from 8 to 585 students and the expanded curriculum included a normal division, courses in agriculture and mechanical arts, and four years of high school. The college awarded its first baccalaureate degree in 1898. He was an American military officer, educator, politician, civil rights advocate, and banking entrepreneur, who served as president from 1891 to 1921. Wright resigned as President in June 1921 and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There he opened the only African-American owned bank in the north, Citizens & Southern Bank & Trust. He was the first African American to serve as an Army paymaster and was the highest ranking African-American officer during the Spanish-American war.
Appears in Collections:
Major Richard R. Wright, Sr.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAsa H. Gordon Library Special Collectionsen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-06T21:03:35Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-06T21:03:35Zen
dc.date.issued2016-04-06en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11286/604645en
dc.descriptionA selection of photographs (1940-1949) from the Major Richard Robert Wright, Sr. collection. Major Richard R. Wright, Sr. served as the first president of Georgia State Industrial College. During his thirty year tenure, enrollment increased from 8 to 585 students and the expanded curriculum included a normal division, courses in agriculture and mechanical arts, and four years of high school. The college awarded its first baccalaureate degree in 1898. He was an American military officer, educator, politician, civil rights advocate, and banking entrepreneur, who served as president from 1891 to 1921. Wright resigned as President in June 1921 and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There he opened the only African-American owned bank in the north, Citizens & Southern Bank & Trust. He was the first African American to serve as an Army paymaster and was the highest ranking African-American officer during the Spanish-American war.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectAfrican American universities and colleges--Georgia—Savannahen
dc.subjectChatham County (Ga.)en
dc.subjectSavannah (Ga.)en
dc.subjectSavannah State University (Savannah, Ga.)en
dc.subjectUniversity and Colleges -- Georgia -- Savannahen
dc.subjectGeorgia State Industrial College for Colored Youthsen
dc.titleMajor Richard Robert Wright, Sr. Historical Photographs, 1940-1949en_US
dc.typeImageen
This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License
Creative Commons
All Items in Savannah State University Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.