Charlotte M. Manye: the first native African to graduate from an American University

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Charlotte M. Manye

Charlotte M. Manye, a South African, was the first native African to graduate from an American University in 1901. Charlotte was a very good chorister who usually sings with passion such that her rendition usually bring listeners to their feet. She is someone with a large heart and that aspired to many great things in life which was able to achieve.

On the 20th day of July in the year 1901, Charlotte M. Manye migrated from  South Africa to the United States of America to become the first native African to graduate from an American University. Charlotte M. Manye knew the importance of education and cherished it.

Charlotte travelled to the United States of America with her church choir in 1894 and decided to stay back to study at the Wilberforce University in Cleveland when the choir tour collapsed. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, which was to help her on her missionaries in Africa, becoming the first native African to graduate at an American University.

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