Middle East
Fortune struck for these Syrian migrants, but can they make it in California?
Los Angeles Times

Edward Alexander Bouchet (September 15, 1852 - October 28, 1918)

Born in New Haven, Bouchet was the first black American to earn a Ph.D. from an American university. He was also the first black American to graduate from Yale University in 1874, as stated by Yale University.Yale University Manuscripts & Archives Digital Images Database