Benjamin Templeton -- Hanover College in the 1830s

Benjamin Templeton, Hanover's first African-American student, enrolled as a preparatory student in 1832 and stayed for four years.  He chose to leave for seminary before graduating, but the community seems to have welcomed him and his time at Hanover was uneventful.

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