Black Alumnae at their 25th reunion, class of 1968

Marcia D. Lloyd, Bernicestine McLeod, and Sandra L. Richards, Pembroke College class of 1968, entered campus in 1964, within weeks of the Civil Rights Act becoming law and within months of Martin Luther King Jr. earning the Nobel Peace Prize. The alumnae graduated under Brown University President Ray Heffner and Pembroke College Dean Rosemary Pierrel. Shortly before their graduation, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and the Civil Rights Act of 1968 demanded equal housing opportunities for all Americans. Despite the tumultuous political era in which these four women attended Brown, all four women thrived. Lloyd became an artist and professor at the Massachusetts College of Art, McLeod became an information management consultant, and Richards became a professor of African American Studies and Theatre at Northwestern University.