Education: News Story

Six years ago Negro Edward Lee Harris, who graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1927 and then taught chemistry at Texas' Negro Bishop College, returned to Pitt to study for his Ph.D. degree. The only way he could support his wife and two children was by working nights as a janitor in Pitt's State Hall. This spring obscure Janitor Harris was on the verge of his Ph.D. but did not know how to raise the $150 necessary for his final graduation fee. Then he was uncovered by newshawks and photographers searching for copy...

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