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Wofford's Desegregation Decade: Roundtable Discussion (2/12/13)

This panel discussion, along with a public talk Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum (President of Spelman College), and a gallery exhibit of images and letters from the 1960s, formed a series of Re:Thinking Education events collectively entitled "Wofford's Desegregation Decade."  The goal of the series was to explore the link between the liberal arts college and issues of diversity by revisiting the era in the 1960s when Wofford became the first private college or university in South Carolina to desegregate.  Panelists included Al Gray ('71), Wofford's first black student; Doug Jones ('69), Wofford's first black graduate; Mike Vandiver ('69), a white graduate; Joe Lesesne, an administrator who went on to become President of the college; and Mitch Kennedy, a resident of Spartanburg who grew up in the shadow of desegregation.