Willa Player

 

 

Age: 94

 

Summary: the first African American woman to serve as president of a four-year college as president of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina from 1956 to 1966, who was a staunch supporter of the civil rights movement helping organize sit-ins and other demonstrations in Greensboro.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: August 9, 1909

 

Died: August 27, 2003

 

Location: Greensboro, North Carolina