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Pre-Orientation at Washington and Lee included two different programs. One of which entailed a diverse geographic, ethnic and racial background and the other covered international students. These programs were designed to help accustom domestic and…

Fancy Dress (FD) is an annual event that traditionally gathers the student body together for a night of music, dancing and social interaction. The event is meant to attract all corners of the student body, yet in its history has celebrated themes…

A black male student was unfairly accused of violating the White Book. The Student Association for Black Unity (SABU) stages sit-in to protest unfair treatment of black students at the university.

SABU hosts Black Emphasis Month with black women in the eighties as their central theme. Unique in the predominantly white and all-male institution, SABU works to bring perspective and celebrate the accomplishments of black women by inviting black…

Alpha Phi Alpha, a historically black Greek letter organization, was established in 1906 at Cornell University. The Alpha chapter of the organization was initially founded as a support organization used to bond men of African descent with one another…

Professor Ted DeLaney standing on colonnade. Photo taken before his opening convocation speech, August 2018.

Edwin Walker- Lexington.mp3
Listen to an account of Edwin Walker's time at Washington and Lee, his first encounters with the university and his perspective on desegregation.

Listen to an account of Damon Sanders-Pratt's time at Washington and Lee. Sanders-Pratt delves into the campus climate in the 1980s, the culture and traditions formed by black student groups and personal struggles faced while attending the…

The language surrounding W&L’s decision to admit negro applicants at first glance appears careful and characteristic of our archive. If one were to rummage around the Trustee’s and President’s papers, aside from the blatant racism of few, the…

Leaders from the executive board of SABU work to increase social life of black students and awareness around black student life at Washington and Lee.
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