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September 22, 2008

‘Transcendence’ Featured in Video and Article

Sculpture commemorates David Kearney McDonogh 1844, the College’s first black graduate

An article and video appeared in the Morning Call Sept. 21, focusing on a new sculpture, “Transcendence,” which commemorates David Kearney McDonogh 1844, the College’s first black graduate. McDonogh was a slave when he was sent from Louisiana by his owner in 1838.
The sculpture, which was created by internationally renowned sculptor Melvin Edwards, will be dedicated during a ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 on the north side of Skillman Library.

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