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No Easy Road — Fifty years ago Vanderbilt’s first African American undergraduates paved the way for the thousands who have followed

by | Jul. 10, 2013, 12:14 PM

Nearly 50 years ago Robert J. Moore watched the countryside pass by his window during a long bus ride from Richmond, Va., to Nashville. As he traveled west, Moore wondered how he would be received as one of the first African American students to attend Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate schools.

What he found was a challenging, often lonely, ultimately rewarding experience.


Originally published in Vanderbilt Magazine

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