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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The 50th Commemoration Planning Committee is honored to present a Brown Bag talk by Dr. Trudier Harris, Sara and Jess Cloud Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Harris was the first African American faculty to be tenured at William & Mary.
VIMS will host a panel discussion with invited guests, local experts, and former VIMS graduate students on race and ethnicity in higher 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.
The Art & Art History's first show of the new academic year, "No Man's Land: A Collection of Works by Contemporary Female Artists," September 7 - October 3, 2017.
A reception will take place on September 14, from 4 to 6 pm.
Free and Open to the public.
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.