This Black History Month, we will be honoring a cross-section of Union’s Black alums and faculty. Today we honor Rev. Dr. John Bunyan Reeve, who was Union’s first Black student. After graduating in 1861, with honors, he was ordained and installed as pastor of the Lombard Street Central Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. He went on to receive a Doctor of Divinity degree from Lincoln University, and in 1871 was invited by General Oliver O. Howard to organize and teach in the theological department at Howard University.