Lifelong Washingtonian and community advocate Theresa Howe Jones passed away last week at the age of 84. She leaves a legacy of meaningful work in the Anacostia neighborhood and in D.C. as a whole.
The University of Virginia was founded by Thomas Jefferson as an elite institution for the south’s wealthy white elite, but Brown v. Board of Education forced it to open its doors to African American students in the 1950s. A new book, The Key to the Door, tells the stories of some of the school’s first African American students, documents their struggles and achievements, and discusses their impact on the generations of Black students and faculty that followed in their footsteps.
- Maurice Apprey Co-editor of The Key to the Door: Experiences of Early African American Students at the University of Virginia; psychoanalyst and expert on conflict resolution; Dean of the Office of African-American Affairs at University of Virginia.
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