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A Decision for Art

Entering Memphis State University when I did was a was a unique experience. The University had been integrated, just 3 years earlier. Many of the restrictions that were instituted when the first group of African American were admitted were still in place. This made it obvious to us Black students that we were not expected to immerse into the full life of the college community and we were constantly aware of negative from the White students and faculty. The Art Department was different. It was an oasis in a desert. The Art instructors treated us the same as everyone else. Their major concern, it seemed to me, was developing talent. I felt respected. My Initial intent when I enrolled in colle

My Art Education Continued

Entering Memphis State University when I did was a was a unique college experience. The University had recently been integrated, just 3 years earlier. Many of the restrictions that were instituted when the first group of African American were admitted were still in place. This made it obvious to us Black students that we were not welcome into the full life of the college community, not to mention the negative vibes we always aware of from the White students and faculty. The Art Department was different. It was an oasis in a desert. The Art instructors treated us the same as everyone else. Their major concern, it seemed to me, was developing talent. I felt respected. My Initial intent when I

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