Arvarh Strickland
{ "" }
Share Arvarh's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A retired University of Missouri historian who broke racial barriers as the school's first tenured black professor has died.

The university announced Wednesday that Arvarh Strickland died on Tuesday. He was 82.

Strickland retired from the university in 1996 but remained active in Columbia as a community leader. The university honored him in 2007 by renaming what had been known as the General Classroom Building as Arvarh E. Strickland Hall.

Strickland joined the Missouri faculty in 1969 from Chicago State College. He grew up in rural Mississippi, attended Tougaloo College and earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Services for Strickland are scheduled for Saturday morning at Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia, with internment at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Copyright © 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Published in Legacy on May 1, 2013.
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
23 entries
November 12, 2016
Valenda Newell
May 8, 2013
My Condolence to Mr. strickland family. May God gives all of you comfort and streght to cope with this difficult time. 1 cor. 1:4
May 6, 2013
May the God of all comfort and peace be with your dear memories.
May 6, 2013
Godspeed, Mr. Strickland. A remarkable man indeed.
Brendan Slavin
May 4, 2013
May peace & blessing's continue to be with Mr.Strickland as he rest in Paradise..
Penda Childrey~Sahara
May 3, 2013
Dr. Skrickland sounds like he was a remarkable man. May God bless his love ons.
Davetta Baskerville
May 2, 2013
I so sorry to hear of your loss may he god of all comfort be with you and your family at his time 2 corth 1:3, 4
May 2, 2013
May 2, 2013
My prays go out to the family & friends. I read his obitary and printed it to add to my Black History Book. He was someone to be very proud of!!!
Shirley Thomas
May 2, 2013
Rest well in the arms of God my dear friend. I pray God has found you a place in his Kingdom. May God truly bless the Strickland family. God be with you all.
May 2, 2013
Thanks for being the light for so many of us who were encouraged at Tougaloo by your great works to fly like eagles. and in the . Peace and Blessings
G. Timothy Vaughn
May 2, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
The Long Family
May 2, 2013
Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time, I'm so very sorry for your loss, death is something we are never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more.
May 2, 2013
in God's care
Dwayne Bickham
May 2, 2013
R.I.P. you are going to truly be missed
May 2, 2013
My condolences to your family, I truly hope that the God of comfort gives you the strength you need to endure this difficult time. Isaiah 65:17
With Deep Sympathy
May 1, 2013
Mr. Strickland will be missed by many. I hope all of his cherished memories will bring comfort to all.
May 1, 2013
What a wonderful man. He paved the way for many historians, and touched the lives of many young people. R.I.P.
LaDonna Williams-Hunt
May 1, 2013
What an amazing man. May his legacy lives on forever. Rest in peace.
Barbara Lorde
May 1, 2013
Did not know you, sir, but it sure was a long time coming, yes? My sincere respect and admiration for your noble, and scholarly journey. My condolences to your family and friends. Godspeed, Mr. Strickland.
Becca Helen
May 1, 2013
I remember Arvah as a faithful member of the history honorary Phi Alpha Theta. We served on the National Board together. May he rest in peace.
Joan Gundersen
May 1, 2013
Arvarh,a Tougaloo College graduate,did his part to make this a better world
Jonas 'Bo' Bender
May 1, 2013
My sympathies to the family. Arvarh will be missed, a great historian.
keith sculle
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences