Dormitory at Framingham State University in Massachusetts Renamed for First Black Female Graduate

A dormitory at Framingham State University in Massachusetts will soon be renamed in honor of the school’s first African American woman to graduate.

Metro West Daily News reports the state’s Board of Higher Education supported a proposal Tuesday to rename North Hall in honor of abolitionist and journalist Mary Miles Bibb.

In 1843, Bibb graduated from the Lexington Normal School which later became Framingham State University. She then became one of the first African American female teachers in the country.

The university’s board of trustees agreed to the plan after receiving a petition from students in 2018.

Details of the official renaming ceremony have not been confirmed.


Information from: MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.),

Source: Associated Press