The Key to the Door: Experiences of Early African American Students at the University of Virginia

The Key to the Door: Experiences of Early African American Students at the University of Virginia

by Maurice Apprey, Shelli M. Poe

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Overview

The Key to the Door frames and highlights the stories of some of the first black students at the University of Virginia. This inspiring account of resilience and transformation offers a diversity of experiences and perspectives through first-person narratives of black students during the University of Virginia’s era of incremental desegregation. The authors relate what life was like before enrolling, during their time at the University, and after graduation. In addition to these personal accounts, the volume includes a historical overview of African Americans at the University—from its earliest slaves and free black employees, through its first black applicant, student admission, graduate, and faculty appointments, on to its progress and challenges in the twenty-first century. Including essays from graduates of the schools of law, medicine, engineering, and education, The Key to the Door a candid and long-overdue account of African American experiences at the University’ of Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813939872
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 04/12/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Maurice Apprey is Professor of Psychiatry and Dean of African American Affairs at the University of Virginia. Shelli M. Poe is Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Vocation, Ethics, and Society at Millsaps College.

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