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This Day in Boston History
May 26th, 1869
this day, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts made the officers of the
Boston Theological Seminary--Lee Claflin, Isaac Rich and Jacob Sleeper
and their associates and successors a "body corporate forever"as
the Trustees of Boston University.
B.U. is today the third-largest independent university in the United
States. Its commitment to equality in education led it to make Helen
Magill White the first woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in America. The first
woman to graduate its law school, Alley Robins, became the first woman
admitted to the bar in Massachusetts.
Dr. Martin Luther King graduated from BU, as did Solomon Carter Fuller,
in 1897; the first black psychiatrist in the United States.