Wendell Wilkie Gunn
Wendell Wilkie Gunn was the first African-American student to enroll at the University of North Alabama. He was also the first African-American student to earn a degree from UNA. Gunn went on to work in banking and became the vice president for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City. Gunn completed an oral history interview with UNA Public History students in the fall of 2013. The interview transcript can be viewed here.
Ashley Pentecost, University of North Alabama
"First Black Graduate of Florence State Is Now Vice-President of New York Bank." The Flor-Ala. University of North Alabama Archives.
Alabama Cultural Resource Survey