Education: Carpe Diem

The good-looking young Negro strode briskly to the platform at Harvard's commencement, welcomed his audience with sweeping gestures and rolling Latin phrases. Turning to the ladies, he intoned: "O puellae Radcliffienses." Among the Radcliffe girls present, one smiled more happily than the rest at the words of Noel Gregson Davis, 19. She was his sister Cecile, 21. Together they had made a remarkable record. Greg had not only been chosen one of Harvard's two student commencement orators, the first Negro so honored, but was also graduating magna cum laude, while Cecile...

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