Sarah Anna Lewis of Fall River was admitted to Bridgewater State Normal School on Feb. 19, 1867, and according to research compiled by Dr. Thomas Turner, professor of history at Bridgewater State University, Miss Lewis may have been the first African-American to graduate from the institution. She was a member of the Class of 1869.

  • Subject Matter: Portrait
  • Inventory Number: 228014
  • Current Location: Maxwell Library
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