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. 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.
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.