Board of Trustees Minutes, 1949 October 18
On October 18, 1949, Peabody’s Board of Trustees discussed the admission of Paul A. Brent to the Conservatory after each member had cast their vote by letter over the preceding months. Despite William L. Marbury’s expectation that the Board would be in favor of “removing the racial barrier altogether,” they determined to admit African-American students only to the Conservatory on a case-by-case basis, excluding the Preparatory and summer programs completely.
Peabody Institute Board of Trustees
Peabody Institute Board of Trustees minutes, 1949 October 18, Minutes Vol. 7, June 20 1939 thru June 16 1952, Arthur Friedheim Library, Peabody Institute, The Johns Hopkins University, 7.
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