Dr. Floyd Thompson, Class of 1932
After graduation from Harvard University in Washington D.C. in 1942 and services in the Army Dental Corps, he became Tucson’s first Black Dentist in 1946. He was accorded Howard’s College of Dentistry’s “Distinguished Alumnus Award” in 1969. Growing up in a Tucson barrio, he could not understand why he could not go to school with his “little Mexicanito” friends. He became a dedicated leader in the battle to end segregation in the Tucson School System, a battle won in 1951. He was honored by the Tucson Urban League as “Outstanding Citizen”. Inducted 1994.