(1965) Wilbert Bond, Sr., first black graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.

Wilbert Bond, Sr. Scholarship Fund


Help support future educators by making a donation to the Wilbert Bond, Sr. Scholarship at Middle Tennessee University.

Wilbert Bond, Sr., my grandfather, was a WWII Navy veteran who earned his bachelor’s degree from Fisk University in 1950. He was the first black graduate to earn a Master’s Degree at Middle Tennessee State in 1965. A member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, he spent his life serving others and fighting for civil rights. Bond was a teacher for 18 years, an equal opportunity manager for the Navy, a past president of the Tennessee NAACP, and a consultant.

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