Yearlong celebration of black history planned

Yearlong celebration of black history planned

The University of Tennessee at Martin is sponsoring a yearlong celebration honoring the first African-American undergraduate students to attend the university. 

In the fall of 1961, African-American students enrolled at UT Martin and opened the doors for others by gaining admittance and beginning classes.

This yearlong celebration will feature special events, speakers and other programs for members of the campus and surrounding communities to honor all students and other individuals involved in the desegregation of the university. 

The university will recognize the many accomplishments of African-American students during the past 50 years, honoring their triumphs and struggles. 

As part of the observance, the university will look forward to the future and achievements of enrolled African-American students and the community. For more information and the calendar of events, contact Dr. Annie C. Jones, director of the Office of Minority Affairs, at 731-881-7282.

wcp 1/20/11

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