William & Mary will mark its fifty-year anniversary of the first African American students in residence with a year-long series of events beginning June, 2017, and continuing through May, 2018.
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William & Mary alumni bricks will be dedicated to Lynn Briley, Karen Ely, and Janet Brown Strafer as the university honors the three women during the year-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of African Americans in Residence at W&M.
Brave Enough to be First serves to honor the legacy of the three women who were the first African Americans in residence at William & Mary, to shed light on just how far we have come, and to inspire continued diversity and inclusion.
Living the Legacy is a dynamic exhibit featuring the intricate, inspiring stories of African Americans who experienced these inaugural years firsthand and who broke barriers for the generations to come.