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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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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.