David Leinail Richmond
David Richmond was born in Greensboro in 1941. His parents, Mozelle and John F. Richmond, were also Greensboro natives. David Richmond grew up in the East White Oak community and attended Jonesboro Elementary and Lincoln Street Junior High and graduated from Dudley High School.
At N.C. A&T, he majored in business administration and accounting but left the school three credits short of his degree.
After leaving A&T, Richmond worked at Cone Mills; as a job counselor with CETA , a federal poverty program in Greensboro; and at the Greensboro Health Care Center.
In the 1970s, he moved to the mountain community of Franklin, where he lived for nine years. Richmond returned to Greensboro to care for his parents in 1980. That year, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce awarded him the Levi Coffin Award for “leadership in human rights, human relations and human resources development in Greensboro.” He had two children.
Richmond died of lung cancer on Dec. 7, 1990. He was 49 years old. A&T awarded him a posthumous honorary doctorate degree.