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In 1902, when Julian Abele graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in architecture, he was the school's first-ever black graduate. The debonair Philadelphia-born architect went on to design hundreds of elegant public institutions, Gilded Age mansions, and huge swaths of a southern university that would not permit black students to attend for another 37 years. The story of Julian Abele, right this way. [Curbed National]