James Bell Black, Jr. ’37 passed away on February 13, 2007, one month after his 96th birthday. He maintained his serenity and sense of humor until the end. He was the son of James Bell Black, D.Div., a Presbyterian minister, and Kathleen Smith Black. He attended public schools in Elizabeth City, N.C., Fort Mill, S.C., and Red Springs, N.C., where his father was the longtime minister of the First Presbyterian Church. He graduated valedictorian, Class of 1927, from Red Springs High School. He had a lifelong appreciation for education and learning. He graduated from Davidson summa cum laude.