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BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2019: Meet Fenwick's 1st African-American Student

February 7, 2019

Nearly 60 years ago Richard Cochrane blazed a trail, graduating from Fenwick High School -- the first African-American student to do so. How did he prevail? "The Dominican community ... would not let me fail (or even consider quitting)," he says.

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Cochrane (bottom, center) was the only black student on this 1959 Yearbook page -- and one of three in the entire school. (Sophomore Wayne Morgan '61 and freshman Harry Smith '62 were the others.)

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