BHM Spotlight: Henrie Monteith Treadwell


This Black History month, I’m celebrating the legacy of Henrie Monteith Treadwell. She made headlines for becoming one of the first black students to desegregate The University of South Carolina.

Treadwell along with two other students registered for the first time at USC on September 11, 1963.

She's also the niece of Modjeska Simpkins, a civil rights activist. Treadwell earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from USC and continued her education at Atlanta University, earning a master’s and doctorate in biochemistry.

She is currently the director of Community Voices at Morehouse School of Medicine

Thanks to Treadwell's bravery, I and so many fellow alumni had the opportunity to attend the university, a campus that is continuously striving to improve race relations and embrace diversity.

Thank you Mrs. Treadwell, #ForeverToThee

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