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Elizabeth JoAnne Smart Drane
Elizabeth JoAnne (nee Smart) Drane was one of the first two African-American students to enroll at Woman's College in 1956.
This article from the Spring 1980 UNCG Alumni News by JoAnne Smart Drane (nee Elizabeth Jo Ann Smart) discusses her experiences as one of the first two black students admitted to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), then known as the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WCUNC). In addition to discussions of the social, housing, and other issues on campus, she also discusses her sense of social isolation, and the necessity of attending dances at nearby all-black schools.
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