F. A. Gregory, ca. 1930

F. A. Gregory, ca. 1930
Source: W. E. B. Du Bois Papers, Robert S. Cox Special Collections and University Archives Research Center, UMass Amherst Libraries. Courtesy of The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Photo of masters graduate F. A. Gregory, MIT Class of 1932

F. A. Gregory MS '32 appears as a "Distinguished Student" among the graduates featured in an issue of The Crisis on education, titled "Negroes in American Universities: A Parade of the 1932 Graduates:"

At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Vice President wrote F. A. Gregory: “The Department has been delighted to have contact with so excellent a student as you have proved to be.” Gregory, while a student at the Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland, was elected to the Honorary Engineering Fraternity, Tau Beta Pi. The National Council repudiated his election because he was of Negro descent.

The Crisis, Vol. 39, Iss. 8, August 1932, pp. 248, 250

About The Crisis

The Crisis is the official magazine of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). It was founded in 1910 by W. E. B. Du Bois (editor), Oswald Garrison Villard, J. Max Barber, Charles Edward Russell, Kelly Miller, William Stanley Braithwaite, and Mary Dunlop Maclean. The Crisis has been in continuous print since 1910, and it is the oldest Black-oriented magazine in the world. Today, The Crisis is "a quarterly journal of civil rights, history, politics and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color."

"The Crisis," Wikipedia (11 January 2022 entry)

Timeline: 1930s
School: School of Engineering
Object: Image
Collection: Case Institute of Technology (Case Western), Greek Life, Honors, Magazine features, NAACP, Order of Operations 1921-1945, Students