There was conspicuous coincidence in the publication of the memorial for Royce H. Vaughn ’53 (one of three African American students accepted to that class) in the same issue, April 20, as the interview with President Eisgruber regarding the Black Justice League. The current conversation about race is clearly long overdue. The various reported indignities endured by Mr. Vaughn while matriculated for essentially nothing more than his God-given appearance are notable, particularly in light of the forgiving comment he made that he would “always be grateful” for the education he acquired at Princeton. I offer a heartfelt locomotive to his spirit, and consider the honor mine to be associated as a fellow alumnus with this noble gentleman and his gracious character. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Rocky Semmes ’79
Alexandria, Va.