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    About the Stroud Family

    The Stroud Scholars program is named in honor of Colorado Springs siblings Effie Stroud Frazier '31 and Kelly Dolphus Stroud '31, who excelled at Colorado Springs High School (now William J. Palmer High School) in the late 1920s. Their achievements and promise were recognized by local businessman Henry Sachs, who provided scholarships so they could both attend Colorado College. The Strouds persevered through hardship and discrimination, and were among the first African-American students to graduate from CC, both of them in 1931.

    Learn more about Effie Stroud Frazier ’31 and  Kelly Dolphus Stroud ‘31 on our Untold Stories website.