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Ernest Bates as a student

The First African-American Student in Arts and Sciences

He said, "Well, Ernie, we thought that that was a bit much, to ask a student, at this point, to ask a white student to room with you. We just felt that that wouldn't be fair to the student, because this is something new, and we're trying to minimize the problems that it might have, so if you don't mind, you will not have a roommate."
Ernest Bates
1950s, Alumni, Arts and Sciences, Homewood campus, Student life

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