Appalachian State University Then & Now: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Desegregation

Monday, April 13, 2015 / 1:30pm
Charles R. Duke Rotunda, Reich College of Education
Free event

A group of panelists including Derrick C. Jones, '79 and other distinguished alumni, along with current students, will host an open forum discussion on how being a black student at Appalachian was, and is, on our campus. Sponsored by the Reich College of Education.

Contact Gina Harwood at for more information on the event or how you can get involved.

Mr. Jones’ “Traveling Museum of Artifacts from the Negro Leagues Era and Players” will be on display in the Multicultural Center and in the International Hallway on the first floor of Plemmons Student Union from April 13-April 17, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited.

The Derrick C. Jones Residency on the Negro Leagues Baseball Era is sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance, with support from Belk Library and Information Commons, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, and Dan’l Boone Inn.

Hosts for Jones’ presentations and lectures include the Boone Mennonite Brethren Church, Appalachian’s Black Faculty and Staff Association, the Diversity Celebration, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Mabel School, the Department of Sociology and Watauga County Library.

For additional information, call 828-262-2144 or email Susan King at