UConn nursing professor and one of the first African American women to serve in the U.S. Navy.
The third African American to serve as a Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, Justice Harper cast the deciding vote to legalize same-sex marriage in the state.
Edwina Whitney (1868–1970) was the second and longest-serving head librarian at UConn, then Connecticut Agricultural College. Hired in 1900, she first worked in a cramped two-room library lit by kerosene lamps.
In 1934 UConn students rallied against racism shown UConn’s first Black basketball player.