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More events honor 50 years of black students at W&M

William & Mary continues to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first African-American students in residence with special events, performances, exhibitions and guest speakers.

O’Brien meets with students as W&M's Hunter Andrews Fellow

Her visit to campus was part of the university’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the first African-American residential students, which is being observed with special events and programming throughout the 2017-18 academic year.

Winston adds to historic Homecoming celebration

Warren Winston '72, the first African-American scholarship athlete at W&M, has accepted the university's invitation to return to campus and take part in Homecoming festivities.

W&M kicks off 50th commemoration with mural unveiling

More than 200 people attended the opening reception, held at Swem Library, to honor the three women, Lynn Briley ‘71, Janet Brown Strafer ‘71 and Karen Ely ’71, who moved into Jefferson Hall in 1967.

W&M commemorates 50 years of black students with events, performances

The 2017-2018 school year marks the 50th anniversary of the first African-American residential students admitted to William & Mary. The university honors them and William & Mary’s entire African-American community this year through “Building on the Legacy,” a series of special events, guest speakers and performances.

Hulon Willis Association 25th Anniversary
Hulon Willis Association 25th Anniversary

Close to 200 members of the Hulon Willis Association, W&M Alumni Association's African-American affinity group, gathered in Washington, D.C. to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Former Virginia Supreme Court Justice John Charles Thomas to speak at Convocation

Judge John Charles Thomas, the first black justice appointed to the Supreme Court of Virginia and a longtime member of the William & Mary Board of Visitors, will welcome the university’s newest students to campus at the 2017 Opening Convocation ceremony, to be held Aug. 30 at 5:15 p.m. in the Wren Yard.

Dr. Carroll Hardy
She Helps Make Winners

Dr. Carroll Hardy, associate dean of student affairs, helps minorities and the disabled strive for success.

Dr. Carroll Hardy
Success Strategies for Minorities

Three schools, including William & Mary, improvised strategies to ward off discouragement among black applicants.