World-renowned artist Romare Bearden attends Boston University. His collage series titled “A Black Odyssey” was based on Homer’s classic epic.


Allan Knight Chalmers, who joined the faculty at Boston University in 1948, and later mentored MLK, Jr., is named chairman of the Scottsboro Defense Committee.

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