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The Quaker, 1953
Guilford College, a Quaker-supported four-year liberal arts school in Greensboro, N.C., was chartered in 1834 and opened in 1837 as New Garden Boarding School.
The 1953 Guilford College yearbook, The Quaker, shows a distinct increase in the representation of international students, highlighted with the portraits of four "Special Students" which includes Abduldatif Ahmad Fakhoury and Mahmaud Ahmad Fakhoury, both from Amman, Jordan, and of Mikio Miyake from Hiroshima, Japan. The fourth student was Aaron Custer Pendleton, a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. Also pictured throughout the yearbook are students Avvo Livor Kemppinen, Melba Gorgas, and Yoshiko Ota, as well as a candid shot of a an African American woman working in a kitchen. These photos represent the changes of the 1950s, as well as those aspects of the college’s approach to diversity.
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