Dr. Milton Reid

Milton Reid, Board of Visitors Member, at Commencement, circa 1970-1973
Milton Reid, Board of Visitors Member, at Commencement, circa 1970-1973

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.

Resources

  1. Old Dominion University Photographic and Multimedia Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 23529.
  2. ODU Photographic Collection, Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections, Old Dominion University Libraries.
  3. Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at ODU Timeline, Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Exhibit, 2016-present.

References

  1. Bookman, Steven and Jessica Ritchie. Old Dominion University: A Campus History Series.  Arcadia Publishing. Charleston, South Carolina, 2017.
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