George Leon Netterville Jr. (1906-2000)

George Leon Netterville, the controversial president of Southern University, was born in the Ascencion Parish section of Donaldsonville, Louisiana on July 16, 1906. In his youth, he attended the local segregated schools. He received his BA in education from Southern University in 1932 and his … Read MoreGeorge Leon Netterville Jr. (1906-2000)

William Tecumseh Vernon (1871-1944)

Image Ownership: Public Domain William Tecumseh Vernon was an African Methodist Episcopal bishop, educator, and university administrator who was born in Lebanon, Missouri on July 11, 1871.  His parents were Rev. Adam Vernon, a former slave, and Margaret (née Hooker) Vernon.  He attended Lincoln University … Read MoreWilliam Tecumseh Vernon (1871-1944)