Teen Becomes First Black Rhodes Scholar in State of Mississippi

Ericka M. Wheeler became the first Black woman from Mississippi to claim the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.

The Millsaps College senior is a double major in English and history, and has plans to become a physician after watching her grandfather suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.

Wheeler was selected as one of 32 men and women who will enter Oxford University next fall for postgraduate study.

Read more at The Clarion-Ledger.

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