|William Jennings Bryan, ca. 1896|
For the 1894 commencement ceremony, Bryan would share the stage with John B. Gordon, a Confederate General who had seen action at Antietam and Gettysburg and had led the last charge at Appomattox. Greensboro was thrilled at the news that the “silver-tongued orator” was coming to their town, and bedecked homes, storefronts, and streetcars in the school colors of yellow and white. The College’s flower, the daisy, was also used liberally for decoration.
|William Jennings Bryan (center) and Charles Duncan McIver (far right), ca. 1896|
|Commercial Travelers Anti-Trust League Badge|