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Husband Endows Scholarship to Honor Spelman Alumna’s Legacy

A historically black liberal arts college for women located in Atlanta, Georgia dedicated to the intellectual, creative, ethical, and leadership development of its students.

Oprah Winfrey at the 2012 Spelman College Commencement

Oprah Winfrey in 2012 Spelman College Commencement

Mourners at Spelman College waiting to view King's coffin, Atlanta, GA, 1968

Mourners at Spelman College waiting to view King's coffin, Atlanta, GA, 1968

Audrey Forbes Manley (born March 25, 1934) was appointed acting Surgeon General of the U.S. 1995-1997. From 1997 to 2002 she served as President of Spelman College. She was the first alumna to be elected president of the college, carrying on the legacy of her husband Dr. Albert E. Manley, who was the first African-American and male president of Spelman College from 1953 to 1976. She received a B.A. from Spelman College in 1955 and graduated from Meharry Medical College.

Spelman History is Black History: Audrey Forbes Manley, M. Manley became the first Black woman to achieve the rank of Assistant Surgeon General. In Manley became the first alumna president of Spelman College.

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