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Alice Jackson Stuart's Papers Donated to UVA

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Alice Jackson Stuart's Papers Donated to UVA

Alice Jackson Stuart's Papers Donated to UVA

Alice Jackson Stuart's Papers Donated to UVA

Only Available in Archive Formats.

In 1935, Alice Jackson Stuart became the first black student ever to apply to the University of Virginia. But administrators at the school, founded by Thomas Jefferson, rejected her. More than 60 years later, Stuart's essays, letters, speeches and papers have been donated to the school by her son, Julian T. Houston. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with Houston, who is a Massachusetts Superior Court judge, and Scot French, an assistant professor and associate director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African studies at the University of Virginia.

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