Black History Month

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William Smith Noland graduated in 1875 and is the first known African-American to enter and graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from the UW. Photo credit: UW Archives (ID UW.PhotoAlbum1875.i0027)

Vel Phillips (foreground), one of Wisconsin’s most prominent civil rights figures, rides her bike on a busy Milwaukee street. Among her many trailblazing achievements, Phillips became the first African American woman to graduate from the UW Law School (1951). Photo credit: Wisconsin State Historical Photo Archives

Undergraduates participate in the Way Up Multicultural Organization Festival, which introduces students to a wide variety of multicultural student organizations. Photo credit: Bryce Richter

Eden Bekele and Bethel Assefa share a laugh at Welcome Black BBQ, an annual fall event to welcome new and returning students of color on campus. Photo credit: Kiara Childs, The Black Voice

Special thanks to the 2017 Black History Month Student Planning Committee


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