<h2><center><span style="color:#866F45";>Black History at W&M Law</span></center></h2>

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<p>From our first Black graduate in 1954 through the appointment of our first Black dean in 2020, <em>Black History at W&M Law</em> recognizes and celebrates the pivotal moments in Black history at William & Mary Law School. While the exhibit is not an exhaustive exploration of Black history at the Law School, it represents many of the important milestones in our School’s journey towards equity and inclusion.</p>

<p>The online exhibit reflects and expands upon the physical exhibit <em> Black History at W&M Law</em> on display in the Law School lobby during the spring semester of 2021. The books displayed and listed in the online exhibit are available in e-book format and may be borrowed by members of the William & Mary community. For photographs of the physical exhibit, see the <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/wolflawlibrary/albums/72157718522768623"><span style="color:#115740";><strong>album in Flickr.</strong></span></a></p>

<p><em>Note: the images and articles below reflect the time periods from which they come. Some article titles may include outdated terminology or insensitive language.</em></p>

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2006 - First Black Director of the Faculty Support Center

2006 - First Black Director of the Faculty Support Center

2009 - W.C. Jefferson Chapter of BLSA Named National Chapter of the Year

2009 - W.C. Jefferson Chapter of BLSA Named National Chapter of the Year

"Black Law Students Association at William & Mary Named National Chapter of the Year"

"Black Law Students Association at William & Mary Named National Chapter of the Year"

"Organization Spotlight: Black Law Students Association"

"Organization Spotlight: Black Law Students Association"

2014 - African-American Reunion Celebration

2014 - African-American Reunion Celebration

African-American Alumni Celebration

African-American Alumni Celebration

2014 - First Black Editor-in-Chief

2014 - First Black Editor-in-Chief

"Tree Dedicated in Memory of Sharon Coles-Stewart, J.D. '75"

"Tree Dedicated in Memory of Sharon Coles-Stewart, J.D. '75"

2018 - First Black Associate Dean, Laura Shepherd

2018 - First Black Associate Dean, Laura Shepherd

"William & Mary Law School Unveils Portrait of First African-American Graduate"

"William & Mary Law School Unveils Portrait of First African-American Graduate"

2019 - First Black Male Associate Dean

2019 - First Black Male Associate Dean

2020 - First Black Dean, A. Benjamin Spencer

2020 - First Black Dean, A. Benjamin Spencer