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A White-Collar Profession: African-American CPAs since 1921

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Boston College professor Theresa Hammond reads from her book A White-Collar Profession: African-American Certified Public Accountants Since 1921. A discussion follows with Dr. Adelaide Cromwell, Chauncey Christian, Jr., and Dr. Ruth Coles Harris. Dr. Harris became the first African-American female CPA in Virginia in 1963 and was an accounting professor and department chairperson at Virginia Union University in Richmond for 48 years. Dr. Cromwell is professor emeritus in sociology and Afro-American studies at Boston University, the author of several books, and the daughter of the first African-American CPA, John W. Cromwell, Jr. Mr. Christian is a professional engineer with an MBA, was program manager for overseas production at Polaroid, and is the son of the third African-American CPA, Chauncey L. Christian, Sr. The presenters are introduced by John Neuhauser, academic vice president and dean of faculties, Boston College.

Format: Book reading & Panel discussion
Length: 53

Presenter(s): Professor Theresa Hammond, Dr. Adelaide Cromwell, Chauncey Christian, Jr., and Dr. Ruth Coles Harris

Date: October 16, 2002

Location: Higgins Hall 300, Boston College

Sponsor(s): Boston College Magazine; Boston College Bookstore; Boston College Accounting Department; AHANA Management Academy

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/hammond/

The information on this page is accurate as of October 2002