I wrote a chapter in the book, “Blacks at Harvard: A Documentary History of African-American Experience at Harvard and Radcliffe” The book’s editors were: Werner Sollors, Caldwell Titcomb, Thomas A. Underwood and Randall Kennedy.
The text of my chapter — “The Reform of Tradition, the Tradition of Reform” — begins:
“Two influences, outside of the family, did the most to form my character. The first was the educational and religious enthusiasm at Howard University, Washington, D.C., where my father was professor of Latin, and where I lived on campus. The second great influence was the atmosphere of tolerance, justice, and truth at Harvard.”