Blacks@Dartmouth 1775 to 1960

Henry Shields Robinson, III

Academic scholar (Russian history), university professor and public school teacher

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Dartmouth College A.B.

Class of 1951

1996 Univ London (Ph.D.)

Born  1930  Washington DC

Died 1993 Washington DC

Quotes from Biographical Sources

Henry Shields Robinson III died April 27 [1993] in Washington, D.C. after a long illness. He entered Dartmouth from Washington's Dunbar High School, where he had been a salutatorian. Henry majored in history; he worked on The Dartmouth and participated in the French Club, the Dartmouth Christian Union, and the Human Rights Society.

After graduation he attended the Johns Hopkins School of Advance International Studies and the Columbia University Russian Institute. From 1952 to '56 he served in the army and was enrolled in the Language School, Monterey, Calif. He 1966 he earned a Ph.D. in Russian regional history from the University of London. Henry was a certified genealogist. He loved teaching and taught for more than 30 years in the public schools of Washington, at Howard University, the Federal City College, Immaculata College, and Morgan State University. He also taught in England and Italy for the University of Maryland. In 1992 he retired from Morgan after 23 years as a professor of history. His mother and sister survive.

Obituary. (Oct 1993). Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, 85(10), 76.

Profile image source: Dartmouth Aegis 1951