Lincoln University commencement, circa 1940.
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Lincoln University commencement photograph of professors and speaker.

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

By the eve of the Second World War, Lincoln had forged strong ties with developing African nations. Both its faculty and student body reflected the larger pan-African vision of its founders, as well as a strong liberal arts tradition that nurtured men and women prominent in the struggle for civil rights.

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