50th Anniversary of Integration

The 50th anniversary of integration at Winthrop will be commemorated October 6-12th with a variety of programming.

The opening reception will take place at the Louise Pettus Archives & Special Collections (700 Cherry Rd.) on Monday, October 6th from 4-6pm. The reception is sponsored by the Office of the President, Friends of Dacus Library, and the 50th Anniversary Coordinating Committee.

One other program we want to give an extra little plug for is the Lunch & Learn: Speak of the Times: A Conversation with Winthrop’s Firsts. It takes place on Thursday, October 9th, from 11am-noon in the Tuttle Dining Room. This panel Ellen and Dotdiscussion features two of the first African-American students, Cynthia Plair Roddey ’67 and Delores Johnson Hurt ’68, plus Dacus Library’s very own Ellen Owens and Dorothy Barber (pictured left, respectively), the first African-American office staff at Winthrop, hired in 1970. This panel will be moderated by Nathaniel Frederick of the mass communication faculty.  Attendees should bring their own lunch; beverages and desserts will be provided.

Take a look at the full line-up of great programs, events and exhibits going on throughout the week!

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