Event Remembers First Black Law Student at UVA, UVA Law

Dean Risa Goluboff
July 12, 2016

The Charlottesville community posthumously honored Gregory Swanson, a law student who was the first African-American student at UVA, with a ceremony at the downtown branch of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Swanson filed a lawsuit to gain admission to UVA and was admitted in 1950, paving the way for racial integration in schools. UVA Law Dean Risa Goluboff gives remarks starting at 14:30.