Joseph A. Cunnigham was a Manchester College alumnus from the Class of 1903, 1904? He and his sister, Mattie, were the first African-American students at Manchester College. Joseph was also the College's first African-American male to be a member of an athletic team, playing both basketball and baseball. Joseph was Raised in the Church of the Brethren, He went on to be a practicing physician in Chicago. He served on the Chicago Board of Health.
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Description prepared 26 August 2002 by Sara L. Smith, and revised 11 May 2010 by Jeanine Wine and 1 February 2012 by Jeanine M. Wine.