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Flashback Friday: The First Black Students at UNC – Chapel Hill

March 12th, 2010 by Ajuan Mance

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Leroy Frasier, Ralph Frasier, and John T. Brandon (right),  being congratulated by Professor William Robert Mann on becoming the first African Americans admitted to the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, 1955.

(Source: ChapelHillMemories.com)

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  1. Gordon Ryan

    We actually just had Ralph Frasier back on campus for the first time in more than 50 years to discuss his memories of that time.

    Here are some links about it:

    The event: http://sonjahaynesstonectr.unc.edu/programs/events/frasier/

    Video of the discussion: http://www.vimeo.com/9831411

    Article about the event in the Triangle Tribune: http://www.triangletribune.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=News&refno=3399

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