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Two Negro students are admitted as freshmen to Woman's College

Date: August 14, 1956

Author: Greensboro Record

Biographical/Historical abstract: The Greensboro Record is the former evening newspaper of Greensboro, North Carolina. It was combined with the morning Greensboro Daily News in 1984 to become The News & Record.

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Description: This uncredited August 14, 1956, article from the Greensboro Record reports that two black students had been admitted for the fall semester at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WCUNC). Bettye Ann David Tillman and Elizabeth Jo Ann Smart were the first two black students admitted to the college, and both were high achievers in their high schools. Acting Chancellor W.W. Pierson says in the article that “I expect no trouble.”

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Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: University Archives Subject Files

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.58.373

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