Velma Bell Hamilton

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Velma Bell Hamilton

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Velma Bell Hamilton's obituary (from her funeral program)
The obituary of Velma Bell Hamilton

Velma Bell  Hamilton Biography by Cheryl Johnson Caldwell
A biographical sketch of Velma Bell Hamilton by Cheryl Johnson Caldwell

Allen Family portrait, including Malvinia Allen (Bell); Mississippi, ca. 1900.
A family portrait of the Allen family, including Malvina Allen Bell, who was Velma Bell's mother.

Velma Bell Hamilton Freshman Portrait
Velma Bell would have posed for this picture as a freshman at Beloit College in 1926. Image located in Beloit College Archives.

Velma Bell Hamilton and Phi Beta Kappa Recipients
Velma Bell, front row left, stands with Beloit College's recipients of Phi Beta Kappa, 1930. She was the first person of color to receive the honor at the college. The photograph is located in Beloit College's Gold yearbook.

Velma Bell Hamilton Receives Honorary Doctorate at Beloit College Commencement
Velma Bell Hamilton was honored at Beloit College's Commencement in 1991. She received an honorary doctorate in humane letters.
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