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.
- Fulton, Abigail, "The John Finley Crowe Effect: Tracing the Influence
of the Abolitionist Hero-Founder through Hanover College's
This paper includes details about Benjamin Templeton.
Progressive and Regressive History with African-American Students"
(student paper, fall 2008).
- Hagedorn, Ann, Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes
of the Underground Railroad (New York: Simon & Schuster,
This book includes details about Benjamin Templeton.