John Preston (1945-1994), Class of 1968, in a summer 1964 group photograph at Miles College, Birmingham, Alabama

Title

John Preston (1945-1994), Class of 1968, in a summer 1964 group photograph at Miles College, Birmingham, Alabama

Subject

Preston, John

Miles College

Description

John Leslie Preston (1945-1994), Lake Forest College Class of 1968, participated in a summer, 1964 summer tutorial project at Miles College, Birmingham, Alabama. This is from a two-page spread in The Forester 1965, pp. 66-67: "Miles College Book Drive and Tutorial... Dr. Lucius H. Pitts, the President of Miles College, Alabama, spoke at a chapel [convocation program], pointing out that Miles is the only four-year negro school to most of the 2,000 negro high school graduates in the area. His talk prompted LFC students to ask what they could do to help. As a result, more than 2,000 books were collected by the students and faculty of LFC and sent to the College. During the summer several lake Forest students participated in a tutorial project at Miles, wok with high school, grade school, and college students." There are three other photographs reproduced with the story, none of them showing Preston. By the 1980s Preston was a pioneer, notable LGBT author of fiction, anthologies and non-fiction. After graduation in 1968, Preston worked briefly in the College's Registrar''s Office, before leaving the area. For more information on his career, see the John Preston Project: http://www.duskpeterson.com/preston/

Date

1964

Rights

https://www.lakeforest.edu/library/archives/permission.php

Format

still image

Language

eng

Files

John Leslie Preston Image 2.jpg

Citation

“John Preston (1945-1994), Class of 1968, in a summer 1964 group photograph at Miles College, Birmingham, Alabama,” Digital Collections - Lake Forest College, accessed December 11, 2017, http://collections.lakeforest.edu/items/show/3973.

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