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Today: ETSU to dedicate fountain in honor of first students in desegregation

March 25th, 2013 7:00 am by Staff Report

Today: ETSU to dedicate fountain in honor of first students in desegregation

East Tennessee State University will be unveiling a new historical marker and memorial fountain that honors five students who desegregated the college.

The official dedication of the marker will be held today at noon in front of Sherrod Library.

The marker lists the names of Elizabeth Watkins Crawford, George L. Nichols, Mary Luellen Owens Wagner, Eugene Caruthers and Clarence McKinney who were the first black students at East Tennessee State College, which is now ETSU.

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