A rare early photograph showing a group of African-American young men each posed with some sort of educational fraternal ribbon. The great Howard Thurman as a young man is shown sitting on the front row far right.
Howard Thurman was born in 1899 in Daytona Beach, Florida and grew up in the segregated South.
Howard Thurman (1899 – April 10, 1981) was an influential American author, philosopher, theologian, educator and civil rights leader. He was Dean of Chapel at Howard University and Boston University for more than two decades, wrote 21 books, and in 1944 helped found a multicultural church.
Photograph with mount measures 8' x 10 inches.