Pollard, Willie Naomi

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Willie Naomi Pollard, the third child of the eight, was one of the first black women to graduate from Northwestern University ( Evanston, IL ). According to family members, she was denied election to Phi Beta Kapa because of her color. Reflecting the high-value of education of her family, she became a school teacher, and then a professor at Wiberforce University ( Wilberforce, Ohio) .