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ERIC Number: EJ644332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-1077-3711
Vassar's First Black Graduate: She Passed for White.
Mancini, Olivia
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, n34 p108-109 Win 2001-2002
When Anita Hemmings applied to Vassar College in 1893, Vassar did not know she was an African American passing for white. In August 1897, the college discovered that she was black, and it took another 40 years for Vassar to open its doors to another African American student. Discusses the phenomenon of African Americans passing as white to gain access to quality education. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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