Andrew D. White

Andrew D. White was the President of Cornell University. In 1871, White, Douglass and others completed an eight week mission to Santo Domingo in what is now the Dominican Republic. The purpose of the trip was to determine the viability of the U.S. annexing a part of the island of Hispaniola. Douglass was sent along in a subordinate role to the other commissioners but was still eager to bring America’s newly found freedom and hopeful prosperity to other black populations. In the end, the annexation never took place.

Andrew D. White died on November 4, 1918 at the age of 85. He was buried in the Sage Chapel on the grounds of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Exact Grave GPS coordinates: 42.447187, -76.484410

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