Integration at VSC

History shapes, molds, and paves the way for the future. See how VSC played a role to impact lives.

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  • Sept. 1963

    Drewnell Thomas and Robert Pierce admitted to VSC with no incident.

  • 1964-1965

    The same two African American Students’ Sophomore year. No new African American students admitted.

  • 1965 - 1966

    Aurelia Register, third African American student enters college.

  • June 1967

    Drewnell Thomas and Robert Pierce graduate and give an interview to the Campus.

  • Fall 1968

    Joyce Ann Joyce enters VSC.

  • 1970

    Louis Dunbar is hired as the first African American Faculty member.

  • 1970

    The Black Student League is formed on campus.

  • 1970-1971

    Joyce is named the first African American Annie Powe Hopper Award Winner. “Black Seminars” are offered on campus.

  • 1973

    After receiving an MA from University Joyce returns as an instructor in the VSC English Department among the first African American faculty at VSC.

  • Oct. 1973

    Sophomore Skip McDonald appears on WCTV, "Midday Report" singing to promote Black Students League's "A Tribute to Billie Holiday".

  • 1974

    Skip McDonald is the first elected homecoming queen who is African American.

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Address: Thaxton Hall on VSU’s Rea and Lillian Steele North Campus.

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Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.