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Subject Files

About the Subject Files sub-series: Materials in the sub-series are described by item title. Box 41: Folders 71-75; Box 42: Folders 76-89; Box 43: 90-103; Box 44: 104-108

Writings by Claude W. Black, Jr.: Sermons

Some of the sermons are clearly dated, and the dating of others is estimated by the dates of the materials surrounding them, as originally found. The sermons organized by bible book are most likely from the 1940s and 1950s, and utilize a sermon organizational system that was later abandoned. Box 35: Folder 1-13; Box 36: Folder 14-30; Box 37: Folder 31-45; Box 38: Folders 46-58

Educational Organizations and Institutions

Reverend Black attended St. Philips College in the early 1940s. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Morehouse College (1937) and a Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School (1943). He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Huston-Tillotson College in 1982. He worked on various educational boards for the advancement of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and was employed in the early 1940s by Bishop College (Marshall, Texas) and Mary Allen College (Crockett, Texas). Reverend Black also pursued coursework at Trinity University, enrolling in the 1970s in Urban Studies courses taught by his long-time friend, Dr. Earl Lewis. ZerNona Black earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Langston University (1938), Oklahoma. She attended Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned a Bachelor degree in Education (1936). She would eventually teach at Langston University and St. Philip's College (San Antonio, Texas). Many of the records in this series are relevant to relationships with these institutions over time. Box 22: Folders 1-7; Box 26: Folders 8-21

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