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Apr 05 2011

Red, White & Black Tour – Commemorating More than 60 Years of African Americans’ History at NC State

Want to learn more about the history of NC State and the students, faculty and staff who made that history?

Join us on April 14, 2011 for a special series of programs that commemorate more than 60 years of African Americans’ history at NC State.

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
A Vision for Change: The Struggle for Equal Education
Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, East Wing, D. H. Hill Library
Dr. Blair Kelley, NC State associate professor and director of graduate programs in the department of history, will discuss the long civil rights movement in higher education.

4:15 p.m.  – 5:30 p. m.
Red, White & Black Tour
Meet on steps of D. H. Hill Library
Dr. Walter Jackson, NC State associate professor in the department of history, will lead a tour of spaces and places on NC State’s campus that have had significant impact on the lives and experiences of African American students and the larger community.

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Reception and tour of African American Cultural Center
Witherspoon Student Center
Join us for post-tour refreshments and reflection at the African American Cultural Center.

All events are free and open to the public. Attendees may participate in any or all of the activities. For more information, please call Marian Fragola at 513-3481 or marian_fragola@ncsu.edu. The Red, White & Black tour is presented by the NCSU Libraries and co-sponsored by the African American Cultural Center.

Photo courtesy of Historical State: Mary Evelyn Porterfield became the first African American to be named as NCSU Homecoming Queen in 1970.