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Home Tennessee Shelby County Memphis Historical Markers Hollis Freeman Price, Sr (1904-1982)

Hollis Freeman Price, Sr (1904-1982)

764 Walker Ave., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 7' 9.62526", -90° 2' 9.138696"
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Hollis Price was the first African-American president of
LeMoyne College. In 1968, he guided the college's merger with Owen Junior
College. Price was president of the college for 27 years and upon his
retirement became president emeritus. He was the first African-American
national moderator of the United Church of Christ, the denomination's highest
lay position. In 1975, Price was the first Black to receive the Brotherhood
Award from the Memphis National Conference of Christian and Jews. He was among
the first three Blacks inducted into the Memphis Rotary Club.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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