Bronze figure of Ronald L. Yancey, the first African American graduate of Georgia Tech, seated on the wide bench steps of Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, his right leg loosely crossed with his right ankle resting on his left knee
Bronze figure of Ronald L. Yancey, the first African American graduate of Georgia Tech, seated on the wide bench steps of Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, his right leg loosely crossed with his right ankle resting on his left knee

The First Graduate

Artist: 
Martin Dawe
Year: 
2019

Ronald L. Yancey, EE 1965, was the first African American to graduate from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Georgia Tech was the first college in the deep South to peacefully and successfully integrate without a court order. This significant event is commemorated through the generosity of Betsy and Bo Godbold, IE 1965. The First Graduate sits on the interior steps of Clough Undergraduate Commons.

Dedicated September 4, 2019.