- Written by Dr. Jim Borsig
Fifty years ago, six women, wanting nothing more than to further their education in the town in which they lived, applied to our university. Like many others at that time, they were first-time W students. But they were also much more. In taking that step in 1966 to study in the town they called home, these six women also became pioneers, the first African-American students to enroll at then-MSCW.