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225 years of Tar Heels: Blyden and Roberta Jackson


The first tenured black faculty members on UNC’s campus, Blyden and Roberta Jackson helped launch a wave of recruitment of African-American professors throughout the southeast. Blyden taught English and established the study of African-American literature, while Roberta taught education and became the first tenured black woman in the Division of Academic Affairs. (UNC.edu)

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