In 1853, Samuel Codes Watson was the first African American student admitted to the University.
When was the University of Michigan desegregated?
On Tuesday November 19, 2013, UofM’s Black Student Union started the Twitter hashtag #BBUM, (Being Black at the University of Michigan), encouraging students to share their stories about the treatment of blacks at the predominantly white school. They had over 1,000 student responses.
Who was the first black student at Ole Miss?
In 1962 James Meredith became the first African American to enroll at the University of Mississippi. During the 2002–2003 academic year, the university commemorated the 40th anniversary of Mr. Meredith’s integration of the school with year long celebration, Open Doors.