Clarence Muse became the first known colored person to attend the Dickinson School of Law in 1908. Muse later became a respected Hollywood actor. He appeared in over 200 films, including Huckleberry Finn (1931) in the pivotal role of Jim, the screen version of Porgy and Bess (1959), and Car Wash (1976). Muse was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1973. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the Dickinson School of Law in 1978.