The National Youth Foundation (NYF) has unveiled the remarkable story of Hettie Simmons Love, an unsung pioneer and the first African American to graduate from the prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
She inspired an original picture book titled “Hettie Simmons Love: Penn Pioneer,” beautifully written and illustrated by local youth.
Hettie graduated in 1947 amidst jubilation with her family and future husband, George Love. Their storybook romance led to marriage, two remarkable children, and global travels—an extraordinary feat preceding the Civil Rights Act of the United States.
To delve deeper into the captivating narrative of Hettie Simmons Love and secure a copy of “Hettie Simmons Love: Penn Pioneer,” visit NationalYouthFoundation.org.