David Richmond

David Richmond was born in Greensboro, N.C., and graduated from Dudley High School. Richmond pursued majors in both business administration and accounting at N.C. A&T University. After leaving A&T, he became a counselor-coordinator for the Comprehensive Employment Training Act program in Greensboro.

Richmond later lived in the mountain community of Franklin, N.C., for nine years then returned to Greensboro to take care of his aging parents and work as a porter for Greensboro Health Care Center. In 1980, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce awarded him the Levi Coffin Award for “leadership in human rights, human relations, and human resources development in Greensboro.” He was married and divorced twice and has two children with Yvonne Bryson. His son, Chip Richmond, was a starter on the football team at Wake Forest University. Richmond died of lung cancer on Dec. 7, 1990. He was awarded a posthumous honorary doctorate degree from N.C. A&T University.

Source: International Civil Rights Center & Museum