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Benjamin Templeton, Hanover Student, 1832-1835 -- Learning in Black and White

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Benjamin Templeton, Hanover's first African-American student, enrolled as a preparatory student in 1832 and stayed through 1835.  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
      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, 2002).