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50th Anniversary Happy New Year Open House
Friday, January 19
11am - 1pm
Sadler Center, Chesapeake, C

Come learn about the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the first African American students in residence at William & Mary and the upcoming Spring semester events. Light refreshments will be available. ALL students, faculty and staff are invited.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole
Thursday, January 25
7pm - 9pm
Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole will keynote the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Commemoration Program, lecturing on, "Barriers are Meant to be Broken." This year's remembrance is part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of African Americans in Residence at W&M.

Screening of "Backpack Full of Cash"
Tuesday, February 13
6pm - 8:30pm
School of Education, Matoaka Woods Room

Join the W&M School of Education for a free screening of “Backpack Full of Cash,” a new film exploring the real cost of privatizing America’s public schools.

W&M Choir Pre-Tour Concert
Sunday, February 25
Catholic Campus Ministry Chapel (10 Harrison Ave.)
William & Mary Choir Tour Concert
Friday, March 16
Albermarle High School - 2775 Hydraulic Rd, Charlottesville, VA

William & Mary Choir Tour Concert
Saturday, March 17
St. Paul Catholic Church - 3755 St. Paul St, Ellicott City, MD 21043
William & Mary Choir Tour Concert
Sunday, March 18
Saint Michael's Church - 100 Alden St., Cranford, NJ
William & Mary Choir Tour Concert
Monday, March 19
Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - 8000 St. Martin's Lane, Philadelphia, PA
William & Mary Choir Tour Concert
Tuesday, March 20
River Road Church - 8000 River Rd, Richmond, VA
Onawumi Jean Moss, the Soulful Storyteller
Thursday, April 12
5:30pm - 7pm
Sadler Center, Tidewater A/B

Ms. Moss is a storyteller, narrator, keynote speaker and author. Her performances encourage pride of heritage, appreciation of cultural differences and recognition of kinship, as well as inspire imagination, motivation, reflection and inquiry. 

Black Opera Gala
Friday, April 13
7pm - 8:30pm
Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

Opera in Williamsburg will present a melange of scenes from Black operas. This performance is part of the year-long celebration to observe the 50th Anniversary of African Americans in Residence at William & Mary.

Ongoing Events

Brave Enough to be First: Exploring 50 Years of African Americans in Residence at William & Mary
Friday, September 15 - Sunday, May 13
Swem Library, Marshall Gallery, First Floor Rotunda

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.