In the Fall of 1967 Janet Brown, Lynn Briley and Karen Ely began their freshmen year at the College of William & Mary. They lived together in the newly renovated basement of Jefferson Hall. Unbeknownst to them, that Fall they became the first African American students to live on campus. This milestone was not met with enthusiasm from the administration. Desegregation in all forms was met with resistance from the Office of the President.

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