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First two African American women to enroll at Virginia Tech to speak today

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and today two of the first African American women to enroll at Virginia Tech in 1966 will take part in a public discussion.

Linda Edmonds Turner and LaVerne Hairston Higgins will share their experiences as students during the Civil Rights Movement and campus integration in a one-hour discussion. James Darnell Watkins, the 2010 Virginia Tech Outstanding Black Alumnus, will also take part.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

You can take part in the webinar and watch from your own computer or watch with a group at the North End Center in Blacksburg. It runs from noon to 1 p.m.. Community members who would like to take part should call 540-231-9331.

The webinar is part of the university's "Our VT: Building Community at Virginia Tech," a series of monthly brown bag lunches for, and by, Virginia Tech employees.




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