Bradley University will honor an alumnus who was killed while serving as the nation's first African-American astronaut.
Major Robert H. Lawrence Jr. died while training another pilot in a Lockheed F-104 jet at Edwards Air Force Base in 1967. Lawrence was a 1956 chemistry graduate of Bradley University. He was part of the Manned Orbital Laboratory program.
Bradley's Lawrence Lecture is set for 5 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the Lawrence Lecture Hall (Olin Room 164). Dr. Herman B. White, a particle physicist from Fermilab, will present this year's lecture.