Alma Gene Prince -- Hanover College in the 1940s

In 1948, Alma Gene Prince, from nearby Madison, applied for admission as a transfer student.  So far as the record shows, she was the first African American to apply for admission since Moses Broiles.  Although there was some quiet and ugly opposition to having African Americans on campus, most welcomed Prince, and she became Hanover's first African-American graduate in 1951.

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