Blacks at Rice: An Evolving Legacy

Blacks at Rice: An Evolving Legacy
September 8, 2018- February 23, 2019
The African American Library at the Gregory School


In 1964, the first black student was admitted to Rice University, forever changing the composition of the student body. A year later, the first black undergraduates matriculated at Rice. Fifty years later, in 2016, Rice celebrated that milestone with a series of events, culminating with a spectacular gala to recognize the important contributions that black alumni have made to the betterment of the world.

Blacks at Rice: An Evolving Legacy, is a continuation of that celebration. Through a multimedia presentation that includes photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, books, posters, banners, documentaries and an assortment of alumni memorabilia, the exhibition traces the compelling history of blacks at Rice.