Fact or Fiction?

Fact or Fiction:

 Cynthia Plair Roddey was the first African American student to receive a degree at Winthrop.

Cynthia Plair Roddey- First African American Student Admitted to Winthrop in 1964
Cynthia Plair Roddey- First African American Student Admitted to Winthrop in 1964
Sue Frances Meriwether '67- First African American to Receive a Degree from Winthrop in the Spring of 1967.
Sue Frances Meriwether ’67- First African American to Receive a Degree from Winthrop in the Spring of 1967.

Fiction:

Although Cynthia Plair Roddey was the first African American student admitted to Winthrop and the first to receive a master’s degree, Sue Frances Meriwether, who transferred to Winthrop College from Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial University (now Tennessee State University) during the second semester of the 1964-1965 academic year, became the first African American to receive a degree of any kind from Winthrop on May 14, 1967.

  •   Sue Frances Meriwether received her degree (B.A. in Biology) on May 14, 1967
  •  Cynthia Roddey received her graduate degree (M.A.T.) on August 12, 1967.
  •  Arnetta Gladden received her degree (B.A. in Biology) on December 21, 1967.
  •  Delores Johnson received her degree (B.A. in French) on May 19, 1968.

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