13 Facts About Adelaide Cromwell


Adelaide McGuinn Cromwell was an American sociologist and professor emeritus at Boston University, where she co-founded the African Studies Center in 1959, and directed the graduate program in Afro-American studies from 1969 to 1985.

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Adelaide Cromwell's was the first African-American instructor at Hunter College and at Smith College.

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Adelaide Cromwell's has written several books on black history, including a groundbreaking study of Boston's black upper class and a biography of Adelaide Casely-Hayford.

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Adelaide Cromwell's earned a certificate in social casework from Bryn Mawr College, and a Ph.

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Adelaide Cromwell's again broke the color line when she taught at Smith College in the late 1940s.

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In 1960, Adelaide Cromwell traveled to Ghana to convene the first conference of West African social workers.

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Adelaide Cromwell's served on a committee commissioned by the American Methodist Church to evaluate the state of higher education in the Belgian Congo .

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Adelaide Cromwell's was appointed in 1974 as Library Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the first African American in this position.

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Adelaide Cromwell has served on the executive council of the American Society of African Culture, the now-defunct American Negro Leadership Conference in Africa, and the United States Agency for International Development's Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid .

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Adelaide Cromwell's is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the African Studies Association, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and the American Sociological Association.

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Adelaide Cromwell's is president of the Heritage Guild, which she co-founded in 1975 to document, preserve, and raise awareness of Boston's black history.

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Adelaide Cromwell has written several books on black history, including a study of Boston's black upper class, The Other Brahmins.

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Adelaide Cromwell's was honored by the Massachusetts Historical Commission in 2015 for her contributions.

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