Dr. Milton Reid, a Norfolk preacher, served as the first African American member of the Board of Visitors at Old Dominion University (ODU).
ODU and Personal Accomplishments
Dr. Milton Reid, a Norfolk preacher, civil rights activist, and newspaper publisher, served as the first African American member of the ODU Board of Visitors from 1970 to 1973. As a member of the board, Dr. Reid helped guide the new university through its first few years. A champion for justice, Dr. Reid fought to end segregation in Virginia and founded the Virginia chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1960.
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