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UNCW’s story of black history

Ricki Nelson, recently crowned UNCW Homecoming Queen. Photo by Anya Ekaterina.
March 2, 2020

Brown v. Board of Education paved the way for the desegregation of schools in 1954, but it was not until Sept. 10, 1962, that the first black students attended class at UNCW, then known as Wilmington College....

Standing out as a black student

Standing out as a black student
October 20, 2018

“So, in the ten minutes since we’ve arrived on campus, I’ve only seen… one black guy.” These were the first words my father told me when we got out of our respective cars on move-in day back...

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