Major Richard Robert Wright, Sr. Historical Photographs, 1950-1957

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11286/605557
Title:
Major Richard Robert Wright, Sr. Historical Photographs, 1950-1957
Authors:
Asa H. Gordon Library Special Collections
Issue Date:
15-Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11286/605557
Type:
Image
Language:
en_US
Description:
A selection of photographs (1950-1957) 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.
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Major Richard R. Wright, Sr.

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dc.contributor.authorAsa H. Gordon Library Special Collectionsen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-15T19:38:17Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-15T19:38:17Zen
dc.date.issued2016-04-15en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11286/605557en
dc.descriptionA selection of photographs (1950-1957) 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.subjectGeorgia State Industrial College for Colored Youthsen
dc.subjectUniversity and Colleges -- Georgia -- Savannahen
dc.subjectSavannah State University (Ga.)en
dc.titleMajor Richard Robert Wright, Sr. Historical Photographs, 1950-1957en_US
dc.typeImageen
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