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First round of Vanderbilt Trailblazer Portraits. From L to r, the Rev. Walter R. Murray, Bishop Joseph Johnson, the Rev. James Lawson, Perry Wallace.

The Vanderbilt Trailblazers initiative was developed to elevate awareness of and give recognition to pioneers at Vanderbilt who led in their fields and dedicated themselves to advancing inclusion across the university community and beyond. Through this portrait project, their legacy and heritage will be preserved for future generations of students, staff and faculty to learn, reflect and feel affirmed by the representations of these individuals.

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