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Alumnus expands his chronicle of Freedom Riders with new portraits

Feb. 6, 2019—Lessons from the 1961 Freedom Rides and their relevance to today’s racial justice protests were discussed by alumnus and author Eric Etheridge and rider Rip Patten during a recent campus visit.

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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center unveils Legacy Pioneers Portraits and newly renovated Legacy Lounge

Oct. 12, 2018—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center unveiled its first class of Legacy Pioneer portraits. The 10 portraits, which were painted by James Threalkill, BS’79, will hang in the Study Lounge inside the Black Cultural Center.

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Vanderbilt students help preserve Jefferson Street’s musical history

Feb. 7, 2018—Once a vibrant corridor of live music venues and recording studios, Jefferson Street launched the careers of many iconic blues, R&B, jazz and soul artists.

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Vanderbilt marks African American milestones

Oct. 8, 2014—It's been 50 years since eight African American students first enrolled as undergraduates at Vanderbilt. The university is marking this and other milestones with a new website and with banners displayed in a central location on campus.

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