LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA –  Lincoln Alum and Harvard Emeritus Professor Dr. Martin Kilson ’53 discusses and signs copies of the book, Pride of the Lions, A History of Lincoln University from 1945-2007 at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 22 at the Ware Center Theater.

Dr. Kilson, the Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government (Emeritus) at Harvard University and the first African American to achieve full professorship and tenure at that University, co-authored the book with principal author, Dr. Levi Nwachuku ’67, who is professor and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Lincoln.

Kilson is also the author of several books, including: Political Change in a West African State: A Study of the Modernization Process, The Making of Black Intellectuals and the Transformation of Black American Intellectuals.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University in 1953 and was the valedictorian of his graduating class. From Lincoln, Dr. Kilson went on to earn his master’s degree and Ph.D., respectively, in political science at Harvard University.

The presentation and signing is free and open to the public.


Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, founded in 1854 as the nation’s first historically Black degree-granting institution, combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly-technological and global society.  Today, the University enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women.  Internationally recognized for preparing and producing world class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lillian Fishburne, the first African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Langston Hughes, the noted poet, Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana and Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of Nigeria. 

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