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Law class of 1879 on steps of Old Capitol, The University of Iowa

Law class of 1879 on steps of Old Capitol, The University of Iowa

Title

Law class of 1879 on steps of Old Capitol, The University of Iowa

Description

Photograph includes Alexander G. Clark Jr. (7th from left, back row). His father, Alexander Clark Sr. was denied entrance to the University of Iowa's law school. He fought to get his son, Alexander G. Clark Jr., admitted. In 1879 Alexander G. Clark Jr. became the first Black person to graduate from that school. The senior Clark became the second Black University of Iowa law graduate in 1884, graduating eighth in a class of 80. Later, father and son practiced in Iowa and Illinois.

Creator

Sperry (Iowa City, Iowa)

Publisher

University of Iowa. Libraries. University Archives

Date

1879
2010-06-24

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given. U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this digital object. Commercial use or distribution of the object is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder.

Relation

Iowa City Town and Campus Scenes
Frederick W. Kent Collection of Photographs, 1866-2000
http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/collguides/?RG30.0001.01
Prints
Colleges and departments
Law
Law
Scanned with Ricoh Aficio 3228C @ 300 ppi. Master image saved in TIFF format

Format

21
25

Type

Still image
Photographs
jpeg

Identifier

RG30.0001.01
cd25-0010.jpg
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/9447