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AFRS/RELI 282: Howard Thurman and Vassar

Researching Howard Thurman and Vassar College


Howard Thurman (1900-1981) •

"Look well to the growing edge! All around us worlds are dying and new worlds are being born;

all around us life is dying and life is being born."


Theologian and civil rights leader Howard Thurman gave approximately a dozen speeches at Vassar College between 1928 and 1950, and his daughter, Olive Thurman, graduated from the college in 1948. This guide was created to support the research being done by students in Professor Jonathon Kahn's class on Howard Thurman and Vassar.