Black History Month Exhibit 2022
African Americans shaping student life since 1962
From the first graduating class of Williston College until the present, Black students have been at the forefront of UNCW’s academic expansion. Whether forming the gospel choir or building a vibrant student club culture, Black students have for decades forged their own unforgettable Seahawk experiences.
For Black History Month, displays in Randall Library and Fisher Student Center feature archival documents and images on these themes:
• Black Student Life at UNCW: Through fraternities, sororities, student government, the Alumni Association, and the Black Student Union.
• Williston College: Due to segregation, African American students attended Williston College, which became an administrative unit of Wilmington College in 1956.
• UNCW Gospel Choir: Fashions changed, but one tradition held fast from the 1970s through the 2000s--an award-winning Gospel Choir.
University Archives is part of the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History in Randall Library. University Archives collects and provides access to the official records of the University of North Carolina Wilmington as well as other items of significance to the history of Wilmington College and the University.