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Welcome to Pathways to Diversity. Here you will find the story of the integration of four Southern academic institutions.  We have attempted to foreground the voices of those who forged the way on our campuses, and you will find the story of desegregation told through their perspectives and in their own words.   

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Resources for Educators

Our For Educator's page offers a collection of assignments, syllabi, and resources for use in undergraduate courses.  These materials center around the achievements,  perspectives, and experiences of Black students at liberal arts institutions in the South and were developed by faculty and staff at Centre College, Furman University, Rollins, and Washington and Lee University.

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Mapping the pathways

Items in the collection are geo-referenced.


Statement on Potentially Harmful Content


All materials in the Pathway to Diversity collections have research value and reflect the society and time period in which they were produced. They may contain language and imagery that are offensive because of content relating to: ability, gender, race, religion, sexuality/sexual orientation, and other categories. The documents, images, publications, and other materials have been preserved in order to present the materials in their original state and context, and do not reflect the values of Centre College, Furman University, Rollins College, or Washington and Lee University. We are aware that finding aids, catalog records, and other descriptions created by staff at these institutions using standard vocabularies may contain offensive or harmful language. We are actively working to address this problem. In some instances, we will supplement but not replace the offensive terms that come from authorized sources still in use for searching. If you come across offensive language in a finding aid, catalog record, digital collection description, or other material description, please contact  to bring this to our attention. If you have questions about this statement or about the Pathways to Diversity collections, we welcome your feedback. Please contact us at