Hortense Parker Celebration 2014

Hortense Parker

Hortense Parker
A member of the class of 1883, Parker is believed to be the first woman of color to attend Mount Holyoke--although the College was not aware she was an African American until she arrived on campus. Despite the segregationist practices of the time, she was allowed to stay. She is said to have loved playing the piano, and her classmates loved to hear her play.

The 2014 Hortense Parker Celebration will occur Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7:00PM.

If you are interested in helping to plan the celebration or want to be involved, contact organizers at: hortense-l@mtholyoke.edu

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