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 Tyler Symposium speaks to both the 50th anniversary of the admission of African American women and the 100th anniversary of white women?s acceptance as students and interrogates the desegregation of higher education as it relates to women.
Don't miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with Newbery Medal winner and New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander. Open to W&M students. Limited spots available.
Newbery Medal winner and New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander visits Williamsburg Library for a book talk and signing.
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.