Lived to be 108 years old and had three sons who all became physicians.
Clara Belle Williams was the first black graduate of New Mexico State University. Many of her professors would not allow her inside the class room, she had to take notes from the hallway. She was also not allowed to walk with her class on graduation day. Never the less, she received her diploma, became an outstanding teacher; of black students by day, and by night she taught their parents (former slaves) home economics. Clara lived past 100, After her death New Mexico State University renamed the English Department building after her.
Clara Belle Williams (1885-1994) lived to be 108 years old. She had three sons who all became physicians.
~ John A. Harris to US History, December 19, 2015 ·