The first African American to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville was Joseph A. Johnson, Jr. He was admitted into Vanderbilt’s Divinity School in 1953. Also, he served as the pastor of Capers Memorial CME, one of the oldest black congregations in Nashville.
To find out more about the Joseph A. Johnson center at Vanderbilt University, visit Vanderbilt’s site.
To learn about Joseph A. Johnson, visit the Bishop Joseph Johnson site.
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