Diversity Timeline 1760s

1740-1997

John Morgan

Tuesday, January 1, 1765

The School of Medicine was founded.

Commencement

Friday, January 1, 1768

At the University's annual commencement, four graduating students debated the question of "A Forensic Dispute on the Question, whether keeping Slaves be lawful." It was the first student debate to discuss the moral issues surrounding African slaves. Twelve years later a similar debate was held at Harvard.