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no easy roadNo Easy Road
Historical piece on Vanderbilt’s first African American undergraduates

long roadThe Long Road Home
Feature profile on Perry Wallace:

lawsonDays of Thunder
Cover story on James Lawson and “The Lawson Affair” 

cashin familyFamily Inheritance: From Reconstruction to post-civil rights, political activism has been bred in my bones
Essay by Sheryll Cashin, BE’84, from her book The Agitator’s Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family:

tommie morton youngTommie Morton-Young Receives Peabody Award
Story on Tommie Morton-Young, who earned her master of arts degree in library science in 1955, becoming the first African American to graduate from George Peabody College for Teachers

coming of ageComing of Age: How a product of the segregated South became an advocate for change
Essay by Dr. John Sergent, BA’63, MD’66, on his recollections of Vanderbilt’s integration:

legaciesFirst African-American student left many legacies

vanderbilt law schoolTransformers
How Key Decisions About Racial Integration Moved Vanderbilt From an Institution of Regional Focus to One With a National Scope of Interests and Thinking

spireThe Spire, Fall 2004