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You Visit Tour. Perry Library June 1 2017. Photo David B. Hollingsworth

Norfolk 17 Exhibitions Share Black History

As we recognize Black History Month, ODU Libraries invite you to visit exhibitions celebrating the Norfolk 17 located in the Learning Commons of Perry Library and online! The exhibitions feature historical artifacts, documents, and videos from the Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives about the 17 Black students who were the first to integrate Norfolk Public Schools in February of 1959.

The digital exhibition is available to view on the Libraries' website:

While viewing the artifacts and documents on exhibit in Perry Library, we encourage you to #reign responsibly and maintain both physical and social distance.

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