Melnea A. Cass receives her honorary degree from President Knowles
Jet Commercial Photographers (Boston, Mass.) (Photographer)
Date created
June 15, 1969
Type of resource
Still image
Digital origin
reformatted digital
Escort Peter W. Princi hoods Cass. She received a Doctor of Humanities for her community work in Roxbury including membership in Freedom House and the Mayor's Citizens' Advisory Committee on Minority Group Housing, and chairman of Community Service, Massachusetts State Federation of Women's Clubs.
Jet Commercial Photographers.
Selected resources in this collection were acquired through transferals from Northeastern's Office of University Photography, Jet Commercial Photographers, Northeastern University publications, unprocessed archival collections and other contract photographers.
Related item
Northeastern University Photograph collection (A103)
Series 7: Events. Subseries: Commencement > Honorary Degree Recipients > 6/15/1969
Subjects and keywords
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)
African American political activists
African American social reformers
African American women educators -- Massachusetts -- Boston
African American women political activists -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Commencement ceremonies -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Freedom House (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Administration
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Degrees, Academic
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Presidents
Cass, Melnea A. (Melnea Agnes), 1896-1978
Knowles, Asa S. (Asa Smallidge), 1909-1990
Princi, Peter W.
Permanent URL
Northeastern University Library
Archives and Special Collections (A103) W6406-7
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