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Bennett College Yearbooks

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is in the process of adding the yearbooks of Bennett College to the Internet Archive.  Bennett College is a Historically Black College in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina.  The yearbook began in the 1961-1962 year.   As of this writing, they have added up to 1982 but it is very likely they will add past this year.

The first issue of the yearbook has a wonderful inscription from the yearbook editor, Jean Franklin, to the college president, Dr. Willa B. Player.

 

Inscription to President Dr. Willa B. Player

 

The inscription reads

This is the first edition of the Bennett College Yearbook, 1961-1962, compliments of the junior class and the yearbook staff.

I hope as you read this first pictorial account of the life at Bennett you will be constantly reminded of the unyielding determination of everyone concerned to produce something that would be memorable and cherished by the Bennett family in the years to come.

I look forward to seeing more of these important volumes come online. You can find a link to them under “Guilford County” on the Yearbooks page.