Digital Collection

Geneva’s Stories: Alger Adams in Geneva, 1928-1932

June 4th, 2020

In 1932, Alger Adams was the first African American graduate from Hobart College. The college didn’t know his race when they offered him a scholarship. When he arrived in Geneva, he was told he couldn’t live on campus. This is a story of Geneva’s Black community in the 1920s and 30s and how they assisted Alger Adams.