Scholarship established in memory of Lyndon Wade ‘56

Date Released: February 2, 2017

He lived a life devoted to uplifting the poor and underserved of Atlanta. 

Lyndon A. Wade ’56, died at his Atlanta home on Saturday. He was 82.

For more than 32 years, Wade served as president of the Atlanta chapter of the Urban League.

Raised in the Vine City neighborhood surrounding Morehouse, Wade earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from the college. He then went on to earn a master’s from what is now Clark Atlanta University before serving in the military.

Upon his return from service, Wade worked tirelessly to fight what he called a war on poverty in Atlanta. One of his platforms was promoting education. With that in mind, Wade’s family has established the Lyndon A. Wade Scholarship Fund at Morehouse College. Checks for the fund may be made payable to Morehouse College and write “Lyndon A. Wade Scholarship” in the memo line. They may be mailed to: Morehouse College, Attention James Tyson, Office of Institutional Advancement, 830 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA 30314.


Last Modified: February 2, 2017, 10:02 AM, by: Vanzetta Evans

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