By Evelyn Riley, Graduate Student Assistant, and Natalie Hoak, Student Intern Our newest Special Collections exhibit is now on display and open to the public! Please stop by for our Gallery Talk on Friday, April 18 at 3 pm. This will be outside the Special Collections Reading Room, Carrier 205. Hope to see you there! The exhibit, “A Chance to Live”: African-American Experiences in Rockingham County, Virginia from Slavery to the 21st Century, highlights the multifaceted transformation that occurred over the past 200 years by approaching African-American history with a local lens.
By Jenny Nehrt, Student Assistant The year 1966 was transformative to Madison College’s history: the boys were here to stay. As discussed in the previous blog post, the college was experiencing the tumultuous change that came along with going co-educational. The inclusion of men meant JMU would have to build even more buildings to meet the demand of all its students.