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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Dr. Michael Blakey will examine the social history of theories that connect biology, "nature," social inequality, and behavior, specifically pertaining to African American culture, in conjunction with our Building on the Legacy exhibition.
In the second talk of the School of Education's 2017-2018 Diversity Lecture Series, Cirecie West-Olatunji will present "Revisiting the Promise of Multiculturalism in Education."
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.