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A son of New Haven and Yale

Today is the birthday of Edward Bouchet (1852–1918), a New Haven–born physicist who graduated from Yale College in 1874 and earned his doctorate from Yale in 1876—the first African American to earn a PhD from an American university. Artist Kwadwo Adae and his son Kwasi Adae recently completed this mural portrait of Bouchet at Dixwell Avenue and Henry Street, just a few blocks from campus. Yale’s Office of New Haven and State Affairs provided part of the funding.

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