Penelope A. Baskerville, class of 1968

Penelope "Penny" A. Baskerville was born in South Orange, New Jersey. She arrived at Pembroke College as one of six African-American women in her class, the largest class group to date. At Pembroke she studied German and helped found the Afro-American Society, a social group that helped to develop a network for Ivy League African-American students. She lived almost all her life in New Jersey, raising two children, working in personnel administration, and volunteering extensively within her community. Baskerville died on July 7, 2014 at age 67.



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