Dr. Horace Mann Bond, the eighth president of Lincoln University, and his wife Julia, 1957.
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A man dressed in a business suit and a commencement gown stands while his wife stands behind him, adjusting the neck of the robe.

Credit: John Mosley Collection, Courtesy Charles L. Blockson Afro American Collection, Temple University.

A graduate of the Class of 1930, Horace Mann Bond served as Lincoln's first African-American president, from 1945-1957. Active in the struggle for civil rights, Bond presided over the physical expansion of Lincoln and the improvement of its faculty and course offerings. His son Julian, who lived on campus as a young child, went on to a distinguished career as a legislator, civil rights advocate, and President of the NAACP.

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