February 1 – After inquiring whether the University accepts Negroes, Frederick I. Scott, a student at Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore, applies to Hopkins and is admitted as a freshman, becoming the first African American undergraduate student, and the second African American, admitted to the Johns Hopkins University. He studies engineering, serves on the Student Disciplinary Committee, and helps establish the first interracial fraternity in Baltimore. He becomes the first African American to earn an undergraduate degree from Hopkins.
Reginald G. James, a Black physician from Washington, D.C. is admitted to the entering Master’s of Public Health class in the School of Hygiene.
site design by designFutures communications design