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Frank M. Snowden Jr.

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Frank M. Snowden Jr. (July 17, 1911 February 18, 2007), was an American historian and classicist, best known for his study of black people in classical antiquity. He was a Distinguished Professor emeritus of classics at Howard University. Career Snowden was born in rural York County, Virginia, on July 17, 1911, but raised in Boston. He graduated from Boston Latin School and earned undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Harvard University, completing his doctoral degree in 1944. His thesis was titled De Servis Libertisque Pompeianis. After a brief period teaching at Virginia State College and at Spelman College, Snowden moved to Howard University, where he remained the rest of his career. At Howard, he served as chair of the classics department for many years, and was dean of the College of Liberal Arts from 1956 to 1968. Snowden retired in 1976.
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