Report on Savannah, GA Property: R. R. Wright, Sr. Estate

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11286/612762
Title:
Report on Savannah, GA Property: R. R. Wright, Sr. Estate
Authors:
Wright, Richard R. Jr.
Issue Date:
10-Aug-1953
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11286/612762
Type:
Other
Language:
en_US
Description:
Richard R. Wright, Sr., Estate Correspondence dated August 10, 1953. 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. 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. 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 Co.
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Major Richard R. Wright, Sr.

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dc.contributor.authorWright, Richard R. Jr.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-13T14:33:58Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-13T14:33:58Zen
dc.date.issued1953-08-10en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11286/612762en
dc.descriptionRichard R. Wright, Sr., Estate Correspondence dated August 10, 1953. 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. 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. 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 Co.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectAfrican American College Presidentsen
dc.subjectSavannah (Ga.)en
dc.subjectsavannah state collegeen
dc.subjectSavannah State Universityen
dc.subjectChatham County (Ga.)en
dc.subjectafrican american collegesen
dc.subjectGeorgia State Collegeen
dc.subjectGeorgia State Industrial Collegeen
dc.subjectGeorgia State Industrial College for Colored Youthsen
dc.titleReport on Savannah, GA Property: R. R. Wright, Sr. Estateen_US
dc.typeOtheren
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