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Wed Feb 15, 2012, 02:17 PM

Happy 175th Birthday, Knox College (I know there's a DUer or 3 that are also alumni)

"Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to both women and people of color. And it was on our campus that Abraham Lincoln chose to denounce slavery on moral terms for the first time, during the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debate. A pervasive spirit of equality thrives on campus today in our commitment to giving every student a voice."
Among the many reasons I'm proud to be a part of the Knox family even though I ultimately received my bachelor's elsewhere.


P.S...Once hallucinated Lincoln's profile emerging out of the bricks of "Old Main", (the only still standing site of one of those debates by the way), but that's a story for another time...

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